World Bank Sustainable Cities blog by Ede Ijjasz-Vasquez, Sameh Wahba, Silpa Kaza (view original blog post here) Solid waste management is a universal issue that affects every single person in the world. As you can see in our new report, What a Waste 2.0: A Global...
The amount of waste we produce is expected to DOUBLE in the next 15-20 years. Where is it going to go?A growing population, increasing urbanisation, and a shift to a consumer lifestyle are leading to the generation of ever great volumes of solid waste around the...
To ban or not to ban? That is the question! The United Nations Environment Programme has released a detailed report on tackling the challenge of single-use plastics around the world. Victoria Manning, Director at Vitaka Consulting, has kindly summarised the report to...
At WasteAid we often quote the figure “two billion have no waste collection”. That’s a lot of people and it is easy to forget what this actually means in actual, human, terms. We’re currently out in the city of Jos, Nigeria, working with Tearfund and helping local...
CIWM and WasteAid have hailed the announcement by the Government (15th April) of a £61.4 million package of funding for global research and to assist countries across the Commonwealth to stop plastic waste from entering the oceans as a major breakthrough. Further...
Once affectionately known as Kin la Belle (Kin the beautiful), many now say that a more apt moniker for Kinshasa, capital of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), is Kin la Poubelle (Kin the rubbish bin). Having just spent several weeks there developing a...
Anyone who’s been watching Blue Planet 2 will have seen the devastation caused by plastic pollution in the oceans. Evidence suggests that most of the plastic entering the oceans comes from 10 rivers in Africa and Asia, where communities have no option other than...
Now is the time to recognise waste management is vital for global sustainable development There are more than 7 billion of us, and we’re producing waste every day. A staggering half of that waste isn’t collected, treated or safely disposed of, and it’s causing a...
by WasteAid’s Patron, Professor David C Wilson Solid waste management is a key utility service and a critical element of the infrastructure that underpins society. Despite being rated in the top three priorities faced by many cities in developing countries, it...
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