WasteAid UK

Recycling for global health, wealth and happiness!

It’s easy to take a rubbish collection for granted, but in many places there are no binmen. Rubbish accumulates in streets and riverbeds and makes people ill. By donating you can help share recycling skills around the world so that people can stop waste pollution and keep their families healthy.

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It ran from 12:00 PM, 22 April 2021 to 12:00 PM, 29 April 2021

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Registered Charity in England and Wales (1160263)

Check mark Match funded

Campaign target

£5,000

Amount raised

£5,750

Donations

9

Championed by Green Match Fund

    Category

  • Education/Training/EmploymentEducation/Training/Employment
  • Environment/ConservationEnvironment/Conservation
  • Poverty Alleviation/ReliefPoverty Alleviation/Relief

    Helping

  • General Public/HumankindGeneral Public/Humankind
  • People With DisabilitiesPeople With Disabilities
  • Young People (18-30)Young People (18-30)

Location

Multiple locations

  • "This training should allow me to show that I want to be useful to others and to myself.”

    — Didier in Cameroon

  • "I am unemployed and have a disability, so in a difficult financial situation. I want to be useful to society. This training will help me gain knowledge to keep the environment clean and to make products from plastic waste.”

    — Damaris in Cameroon

  • "I never thought I would be making something useful from plastic. The moment that our teacher showed the photos I was totally speechless. I was so happy that we were getting rid of plastic from our environment, and that someone was here to help us do that, it was wonderful."

    — Sukai in the Gambia

Situation

Children growing up where there is no rubbish collection suffer from a wide range of diseases. Huge waste dumps attract vermin and pollute drinking water, adding to the unhealthy environment. Waste thrown into rivers reaches the ocean and harms marine life and seabirds. People will often set their rubbish on fire just to get rid of it, sending thick black smoke into the air and causing climate change emissions. People simply need a better way to deal with their waste!

Solution

WasteAid partners with community groups, councils and businesses around the world to boost recycling rates. Nobody wants to live around rubbish, so by sharing skills we can all be part of the solution. Your donation will be used to help train people to collect, sort and recycle their rubbish, keeping it out of the environment and building healthier communities. Recycling prevents marine plastic pollution and climate change, and helps provide jobs among some of the poorest communities on earth.