Collaboration drives change
We establish partnerships in each country where we operate. All of our partners are organisations active in the zero waste movement. Our partners support us to:
collect and manage data about discarded plastic in the local environment
understand and engage with the waste economy in their area.
We train partners to gather structured, robust data using Wastebase. Partners incorporate data collection into their day to day activities, and encourage other stakeholders (such as concerned citizens) to participate in crowdsourcing information about plastic waste. Partners also perform background research to link product data to brands, manufacturers and distributors. You can see the results at https://wastebase.org/#/data.
TIYEPAD is a non profit youth organisation which empowers young people, women and children to become active, self-reliant citizens. They are working alongside Unwaste.io as part of their 'environment and climate change' thematic area, raising awareness and supporting communities to adopt more environmentally-positive behaviours.
Website: TIYEPAD's website
Repensar Environmental Education Cooperative
Repensar ("Rethink" in portuguese) is a cooperative based in Maputo and active across Mozambique. Their work to promote environmental education (formal and informal) and the circular economy is supported by environmental research and local activism.
Website: Repensar's Facebook Page
Nipe Fagio (“give me the broom” in Swahili) is a civil society organisation which aims to empower individuals, civil society, the private sector and government to build lasting change towards turning Tanzania into a clean and sustainable country, in terms of waste management and pollution reduction. Working a cross-sector approach, Nipe Fagio integrates stakeholders by identifying needs and opportunities related to sustainable development – building the capacity of each one to add value and engage in a win-win integrated solution.
Website: Nipefagio's Website
Bio Vision Africa (BiVA)
BiVA is an independent, non-profit environmental lobby and advocacy NGO. BiVA was formed to respond to numerous environmental and social challenges, including plastic waste pollution. They use research and investigation to advocate for better practice and policy at national, regional and international level, for example to reduce the production and trade of single-use plastic bags in Uganda. Members of the Global Alliance for Incinerator Alternative (GAIA) and Break Free from Plastic (BffP).
Website: BiVa's website
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