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WasteAid

Biffa partners with WasteAid to bring equal access to waste services for all

WasteAid is a charity set up by British waste management professionals to spread recycling skills around the world. Countries with little or no waste infrastructure have damaging outcomes on the environment and the nation’s health, resulting in waste making its way into rivers and seas.

Biffa has chosen WasteAid as their charity partner for the next three years, in this time Biffa will donate annual funds to support the charity’s internal infrastructure to enable them to support more projects worldwide.

As a proud partner of WasteAid, we want to support the charity’s growth and ultimately help eliminate global waste issues while improving communities and lives.

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What WasteAid do

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    Training

    Provide hands-on training in simple recycling processes, creating green jobs and useful products

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    Empower Communities

    Empower communities to sort out their own rubbish problems, with a focus on equality, inclusivity and sustainability

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    Awareness

    Campaign to raise awareness and investment to help spread the reduce-reuse-recycle mantra around the world

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“The partnership between Biffa and WasteAid is going to be transformational. We are so excited about the journey we are going to go on with the amazing people at Biffa.”

Zoe Lenkiewicz

WasteAid

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How Biffa are getting involved

Without positive intervention environmental and public health issues will inevitably get worse. That’s why we’re joining forces with WasteAid, offering our time, expertise, position and funding to help communities to address local waste issues, no matter how small and tackle the everyday challenges created by a lack of waste management.

Our donation to WasteAid will enable the charity to grow and develop their infrastructure to support further projects. In addition we hope to raise more money through Biffa employee fundraising and potentially with our suppliers and customers. Ultimately Biffa’s aim is to help WasteAid highlight global waste issues, support them in finding and implementing solutions whilst improving communities and lives.

Make a single or regular donation to WasteAid and support global waste solutions.

Over the next few months, we will be numerous ways people can get involved from charity giving through their pay to sponsored events such as the Walk for WasteAid in Manchester on 6th July.

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WasteAid’s current projects

Biffa have already supplied vital personal protection equipment (PPE) including safety boots, high visibility clothing, face masks, and litter pickers to an existing WasteAid project in Gambia. The project will create green jobs and turn ocean-bound plastic waste into durable paving tiles.

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In April 2019, Biffa’s Business Director, Dean Willett will be heading out to Lake Naivasha in Kenya to offer advice on how Biffa can help support on waste challenges. Many of the local community grow flowers for the European market and have an average income of $2 per day. There is currently no system in place to collect or process solid waste, therefore the objective of this project is to collect, manage and recycle waste to provide a cleaner environment for people to work in. Check back for updates on Dean’s progress!