Hello again you lovely lot,
I’m so happy to tell you that through our partnership with Work For Good, our first cause we are supporting is WasteAid. Here at The Greener Earth Project we know the importance of tackling the climate crisis in every part of the world.
WasteAid sets up small recycling training centres around the world, reducing the need for open dumping and helping people make the most of their ‘waste’. Waste management is a very cost effective tool for sustainable development. 1 in 3 people worldwide have to dump or burn their waste, causing the spread of disease, polluting the oceans and adding to the climate crisis.
Their vision is a world with equal access to waste services for all. 40% of the world’s waste from homes, businesses, agriculture, hospitals and industry is not collected or treated. What a scary thought! WasteAid says solid waste management is a key to delivering the global goals for sustainable development. The following is what they stand by:
No poverty- jobs in waste collecting and recycling
Zero hunger- reduced food waste and more use of organic waste
Good health and wellbeing- less diseases caused by open dumping and burning
Quality education- environmental, health training and awareness.
Gender equality- women often bear most of the impact of bad waste management
Clean water and sanitation- better sustainable waste management goes hand in hand with better wash
Affordable and clean energy- bio energy opportunities from organic waste
Decent work and economic growth- waste management is the world’s largest industry
Industry, innovation and infrastructure- recycling innovation is growing and scalable
Reduced inequalities- the poorest are harmed the most from poor waste management
Sustainable cities and communities- better sustainable waste management vital for healthy and resilient communities
Responsible consumption and production- need to shift from waste to resource management
Climate action- reduced methane and CO2 from dumping and burning
Life below water- less plastic pollution in the oceans and sea life
Life on land- less pollution on the land, healthier environments
Peace and justice strong institutions-producer responsibility
Partnerships for the good- working together formal and informal, wealthy and poor
I’m so excited to show you more about the fantastic work they are continuing to do. If you want to know more please feel free to comment below.
Thank you for reading,
Love Demi x