More than 100 supporters turned out for the 25km walk across the city of London on Saturday 23 June, zigzagging across the River Thames from Putney to Tower Bridge.
WasteAid Head of Communications, Zoë Lenkiewicz, said: “Waste management is a hugely neglected area around the world. Our annual fundraiser draws attention to the issue and the positive work being done by WasteAid to share recycling know-how with poorer communities, and we’d like to say a massive thank you to everyone involved in this year’s successful Walk for WasteAid.”
A registered charity set up by British waste management professionals, WasteAid campaigns for increased investment in recycling initiatives in low- and middle-income countries. With plastic pollution hitting the headlines on an almost daily basis, WasteAid communicates the facts about the problem, and shares positive solutions:
Most plastic entering the oceans comes from normal household rubbish in places with no waste management.
Recycling is a very cost-effective way to keep plastic out of the oceans and deliver sustainable development.
Simple waste management and recycling enterprises benefit the most marginalised in society.
This was the third Walk for WasteAid, and the first in London, with previous years seeing supporters climb Mount Snowdon and Scafell Pike.
WasteAid CEO Mike Webster said: “Choosing the capital for this year’s event helped us attract four times the number of supporters, and thanks to letsrecycle.com, who sponsored the t-shirts, we were definitely noticed!
“One in three people around the world don’t have proper waste management and the effects of this global pollution are now causing a health crisis, as well as choking wildlife and contributing to climate change.”
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