Waste to wealth
Pictures from Living Earth Foundation's pan-African Waste to Wealth project, which ran from 2010-2015
Living Earth Foundation is a UK registered charity with a portfolio of projects in education, environment and community development. It was established as an international not-for-profit organisation in 1987, specialising in working with people to resolve their environmental and social concerns.
Lios McGilchrist, Director of Programmes, explains that the charity has cultivated an international remit because it believes that “many of the challenges society now faces are of a global nature and will be most effectively addressed through understanding different views and perspectives, sharing ideas across cultures, and learning from each other to develop a locally appropriate response”.
The photos in this series are taken from Living Earth’s ‘Waste to Wealth’ project, a pan-Africa programme that ran from 2010 to 2015 and
worked with entrepreneurs, local government and slum dwellers living in Cameroon, Uganda, Nigeria and Sierra Leone to help improve waste management whilst creating new jobs and income- generating opportunities. It was supported by the UK government’s Department for International Development, Comic Relief and the European Union.