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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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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 to Wealth business training features in OCN Summer Newsletter

Living Earth’s urban enterprise development programme for ‘Waste to Wealth’ entrepreneurs has featured in Open College Network (OCN)’s Summer Newsletter.  Living Earth partnered with OCN to develop a tailored business development training programme, designed specifically for  entrepreneurs working on waste

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Waste Recycling information centre in Douala, Cameroon

Cameroonian NGO, FCTV, has launched an information hub on waste management and waste recycling in Douala. The hub is an information centre where people interested in developing their own waste recycling activities in the city can find out about the

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From Cameroon to Sierra Leone – recycled plastic paving tiles take off…

Recycled plastic paving tiles are a relatively new technology, and one that is growing in popularity in Cameroon following some initial training workshops and support to emerging plastics entrepreneurs to develop this new market. Living Earth shared the experiences of

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Waste to Fuel: Green charcoal briquettes in Cameroon

Between 28th and 31st January 2014,  FCTV, in partnership with ACREST (African Centre for Renewable Energies and Sustainable Technologies), ran a training with 22 students from the University of Douala on how to produce green charcoal briquettes from organic waste. 

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Featuring Mr Ndeh, the self-acclaimed “Bill Gates” of waste in Douala

Mr Ndeh first became involved in the Waste to Wealth programme in March 2012, through his role on the local hygiene and sanitation committee in his neighbourhood.  He was subsequently selected to take part in a plastic waste collection and

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Local Government training programme in Cameroon

30 Local Government officials in Cameroon are currently participating on an Enhanced Practice in African Local Government training programme. The course aimed to build the capacity of local government officials working on waste management issues in their districts to effectively

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Using music to raise awareness about “Waste to Wealth”

Living Earth and local partner FCTV in Cameroon, have joined forces with environmental artist Vicky Brown and rapper Final D, to produce a music video to raise awareness about the cash that can be made from trash in Douala…

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Developing links between the waste recycling sector and the green energy sector

FCTV, Living Earth Foundation’s project partner in Cameroon has recently been exploring a variety of different green energies in Douala as part of a new climate change initiative in the city. This climate change mitigation initiative will utilise the network

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