The waste management charity, WasteAid, has launched its first ever photography competition, with the theme “The Wonders of Waste”.
Photographs are invited that show the “beauty in waste materials, recycled products, or recycling processes”. For those with artistic flair or who simply enjoy taking photos, the WasteAid competition is a great way to inspire others to see waste as a resource.
WasteAid head of communications, Zoë Lenkiewicz, said: “People around the world bring wonderfully creative ideas and ingenuity to their work with waste, and that’s what we’d like to celebrate with the WasteAid photography competition and calendar.”
Entries might capture people working with waste, some visually interesting machinery, a collection of materials, or even an interesting object made from waste.
Zoë added” “We’d like to inspire people to see waste through a different lens. A lot of our problems with waste stem from our perceptions of it. To fix the waste the problem we need to start by changing how we look at it.”
An exhibition of the winning entries will take place at RWM in partnership with CIWM exhibition, 12-13 September, NEC Birmingham UK.
Zoë Lenkiewicz – “People around the world bring wonderfully creative ideas and ingenuity to their work with waste, and that’s what we’d like to celebrate with the WasteAid photography competition and calendar.”
Winners will be selected through an independent judging process and will be notified by email. The 12 winning photos will feature in the WasteAid calendar 2019, and all winners will receive a free calendar.
WasteAid is a UK registered charity set up by waste management professionals to tackle the global waste crisis. 2 billion people do not have their waste collected and 3 billion do not have a decent disposal site, and as a consequence waste ends up in rivers and ultimately the oceans.
WasteAid works with communities in low-income countries to address the root causes of climate change and marline plastic pollution.
WasteAid shares waste management knowledge and skills with communities in low-income countries; trains people to become self-employed recycling entrepreneurs; and influences decision-makers and the donor community to increase spending on waste management from the current 0.3% to 3% of international development aid.
For enquiries about entering email firstname.lastname@example.org