On behalf of WasteAid, Resource Futures conducted a detailed desk-based review of low tech waste management approaches to support the development of the ‘Making Waste Work’ – a toolkit for community waste management in lower- and middle-income countries. Since its launch October 2017, the toolkit has been downloaded more than 30,000 times by people in 193 countries.

Objectives

Our task was to identify examples of effective low-cost ‘waste to wealth’ technologies which involve minimal capital investment and can help communities turn their waste into useful products to sell locally.

Approach

Resource Futures conducted a thorough desk-based review of waste management technologies and approaches that have been successfully applied in low and middle income contexts.

Outcomes

The findings of the review were used to help develop the Making Waste work Toolkit. Since its launch October 2017, the toolkit has been downloaded more than 30,000 times by people in 193 countries.

Download the toolkit from the WasteAid website.

We are pleased to have been able to deliver this work on a pro bono basis for WasteAid, a charity working for a world with equal access to waste services for all.

Projects

Services involved

International development

Team involved

David Lerpiniere
Head of Waste, Resources & Development

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