On 8th September 2022 members of the Circular Economy Network in The Gambia were brought together and introduced to the three finalists for the Waste to Use Challenge. An initiative that is part of the circular economy project known locally as Dennakuwo, and funded by the Chartered Institution of Wastes Management (CIWM).
Ceris Turner-Bailes, CEO of WasteAid, said: “We’re thrilled to welcome these three innovative finalists to the next stage of the Waste to Use competition. It’s fantastic to work with businesses that are reducing waste and expanding their reach by dealing with different waste streams.
“Our partnership with CIWM has made this project possible in The Gambia through our Circular Economy Network.
“The finalists will now undergo business mentoring and prepare for their final pitch in December 2022, where the top solution will receive an investment of D350,000.
“This challenge is an opportunity for businesses already pioneering ways to recover, reuse and divert as much waste as possible from landfill in the Greater Banjul Area to develop their businesses, as well as creating much needed livelihoods for people in poverty.”