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External Evaluations of Waste to Wealth programme

Living Earth recently commissioned external evaluations of its Waste to Wealth programme in Cameroon, Nigeria and Uganda to assess the impact of the programme to date.  The full reports for each country can be accessed using the links at the

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Recycling training manuals published

Following popular demand, Living Earth has assembled a series of recycling training manuals on various ‘waste to wealth’ recycling technologies. Recycling training manuals relating to specific technologies can be downloaded by clicking on the relevant links below: Living Earth –

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Living Earth features on Clean Leap

Living Earth’s work to support the growth of the recycled building materials and plastic paving tiles sector in Cameroon, Nigeria and Sierra Leone features on Clean Leap – a website exploring green technologies and innovations. You can read the full

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Waste to Wealth Photo Exhibition, London

Photographs from Living Earth’s Waste to Wealth programme feature in central London’s The Building Centre for an exhibition exploring the industrious micro-enterprises, innovative technologies, and environmental benefits of the programme.  The exhibition explores the effectiveness of slum residents, local councils

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Living Earth joins forces with academics to promote waste management

Living Earth has been joining forces with academics, NGOs and private sector organisations interested in working to help push waste management up the development agenda.  These include Professor David Wilson of Imperial College, Dr Costas Velis of the University of

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Pushing waste management up the development agenda

Living Earth Foundation, in partnership with PolicyConnect, hosted a UK parliamentary event on 10th February 2015 to hear from a range of expertise about the imperatives of waste as a development issue. Barry Sheerman MP hosted the Westminster event which

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Encouraging youth-led recycling in Kenya

In Kenya, the Waste to Wealth programme has linked up with youth groups working on climate change issues in order to greater uptake of innovative recycling initiatives across the sub-region. The Kenyan CATs project is supported by Living Earth Foundation,

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Community-led waste management solutions in Douala, Cameroon

FCTV, Living Earth’s local partner in Cameroon, has been supporting the establishment of new partnerships between small businesses and social enterprises and local government in a bid to improve waste management in the city and to create wealth and jobs.

Ebola precautions for waste pickers in Sierra Leone

Makeni, the city where Living Earth has been working in Sierra Leone, has been devastated by the ongoing Ebola crisis in the country.   Living Earth has been carrying out awareness-raising work on Ebola and protective measures to follow amongst waste

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Short films on waste management in Sierra Leone

The UK Government, one of the funders of Living Earth’s Waste to Wealth programme, has produced three short documentaries examining the approach, technologies, and impact of the Waste to Wealth activities in Sierra Leone. Local government representatives, beneficiaries of the

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Putting Recycling on the map in Sierra Leone; Makeni Recycling Centre

After the success of the DFID funded Waste to Wealth pilot in Makeni, Sierra Leone, Living Earth Foundation received support from the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) to continue to support 5 waste enterprises, and to set up Sierra Leone’s

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National conference in Uganda on Innovation, Enterprise and Partnership

On the 25th September 2014, Hotel Africana in Kampala, Uganda hosted a one-day conference on Improving Conditions in Urban Slums through Innovation, Enterprise and Partnership. This high level conference celebrated and shared the lessons learnt from the Waste to Wealth

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Briquette production centre opens in Cameroon

Kemit Ecology, one of the enterprises supported by our Waste to Wealth project, has just established Cameroon’s first urban briquette production centre.  Briquettes – the production of cooking fuel from organic waste – are a new technology in Douala.  As

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Waste entrepreneurs get equipped in Cameroon

Some photos from our partner, FCTV, in Cameroon…

Waste to Wealth Videos – Ugandan entrepreneurs share their stories

In these short videos, five Waste to Wealth entrepreneurs working in Kampala, Uganda share their stories of what they see when they see waste and the impact that it’s had on their lives. Sssenyange Samuel, the Director of Wisdom Insights

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