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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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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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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 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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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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Plastic recycling changes lives in Uganda

Meet Abdu Ssekamanya.  Abdu is an entrepreneur in Kalerewe, Kampala and through the Waste to Wealth project he’s achieved big changes in his life.  Abdu received training from Living Earth Uganda to help grow his business, and now employs 15

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Meet the waste entrepreneurs of Makeni, Sierra Leone

Living Earth’s DFID funded Waste to Wealth project in Makeni, Sierra Leone has recently come to an end, resulting in the  establishment of 6 micro-enterprises all working with waste. Film-maker Mike Duff visited Makeni back in March to see what

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Helping micro-enterprises upscale their work in Uganda

Living Earth Uganda has been working with six micro enterprises to help them upscale their work.  In particular, Living Earth Uganda has provided seed grants to enterprises engaged in public-private partnerships with local councils and public institutions, to improve 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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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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