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Supporting needs of informal sector in South Africa

Supporting needs of informal sector in South Africa

Blog written by Angela Ludek, WasteAid’s Project Officer for Informal Sector Engagement in South Africa   Without a Doubt - Reclaiming! Without a doubt, if you refer to the informal waste sector in South Africa, the first thing that comes to mind is the waste...

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Biffa raises over £100,000 for WasteAid at charity gala dinner

Biffa raises over £100,000 for WasteAid at charity gala dinner

More than £100,000 was raised for WasteAid at a spectacular gala event attended by some of Biffa’s largest customers, suppliers, advisors and key business partners. Celebrating the fourth year of their proud partnership, Biffa and WasteAid hosted the fundraising event...

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Grassroots circular economy talent celebrated in Johannesburg

Grassroots circular economy talent celebrated in Johannesburg

Entrepreneurs in Johannesburg are setting their sights on building a circular economy and creating job opportunities from waste. International NGO WasteAid brought together grassroots circular economy talent to celebrate the ingenuity of local residents working...

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CEO’s Update

CEO’s Update

I think it is a great indicator of WasteAid’s current workload that January has already passed in a blur of project launch ceremonies, project planning, impact reports and monitoring visits to our current programmes. The start of 2022 has been so busy for WasteAid...

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CEO’s Update

CEO’s Update

I am delighted to say that we are ending 2021 in a celebratory mood, having announced a number of exciting successes in the final quarter of this year.Our Zero Waste Cities Challenge has awarded six outstanding entrepreneurs with seed funding and business support to...

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Dow and WasteAid launch new plastics partnership in Egypt

Dow and WasteAid launch new plastics partnership in Egypt

PRESS RELEASE   Dow and WasteAid have partnered to advance the collection and recycling of plastic waste in Egypt. The partnership builds on WasteAid’s work increasing awareness and skills for a circular economy in Africa. Pilot projects will prevent plastic...

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Winners of the WasteAid Zero Waste Cities Challenge

Winners of the WasteAid Zero Waste Cities Challenge

The WasteAid Zero Waste Cities Challenge, taking place in Johannesburg, Ho Chi Minh City and Guwahati, has reached a climax with the announcement of the six winners. These grassroots circular economy innovations will be awarded €10,000 each, plus business mentoring...

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WasteAid welcomes three new Board members

WasteAid welcomes three new Board members

WasteAid, the UK-based international NGO that shares waste management and recycling skills with policymakers and communities in lower- and middle-income countries, has welcomed three new Trustees to its Board. Between them, they bring a wealth of experience in...

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WasteAid events at COP26

WasteAid events at COP26

The United Nations Climate Change Conference, COP26, is taking place in Glasgow this November. WasteAid has been collaborating with partners to put waste management on the agenda.   1 in 3 people globally do not have their waste collected, and so have to dump or...

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Zumo Walking for WasteAid

Zumo Walking for WasteAid

Team Zumo gets involved in support of partner charity WasteAid   This article was written by Daniel Taylor, Lead Content Marketeer at Zumo, and was first published on the Zumo website.One team, one goal: On Sunday 3 October, members of the Zumo team from across...

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Finalists announced for the Zero Waste Cities Challenge

Finalists announced for the Zero Waste Cities Challenge

WasteAid's Circular Economy Network has announced the finalists of its Zero Waste Cities Challenge, an innovation competition for green entrepreneurs in Johannesburg, Ho Chi Minh City and Guwahati. The competition was launched to find grassroots solutions to resource...

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WasteAid launches first Annual Review

WasteAid launches first Annual Review

Today, WasteAid published its first annual review – a report that focuses on our developments and most important successes since April 2020. It shares key figures, programme and partnership spotlights, and our newly developed Theory of Change. The Annual Review also...

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