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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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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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Making fuel from waste not wood in Sierra Leone

Photos taken from a recent briquette production training workshop in Sierra Leone. A Ugandan briquette maker travelled to the city of Makeni in Sierra Leone to share tips and techniques on how to make ‘green charcoal’ using waste not wood.

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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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