Huhtamaki and WasteAid Announce Global Partnership
Drive Community-level Circular Economy Innovation in Key Locations
Global sustainable food packaging leader Huhtamaki and international charity WasteAid have announced a 900,000 Euro partnership to drive community-level circular economy innovation in Vietnam, India and South Africa for a two-year period.
The Huhtamaki funded project will provide financial support to WasteAid to deliver education and training on waste management and circular systems. It will enable WasteAid to work with key stakeholders in Johannesburg (South Africa), Ho Chi Minh City (Vietnam) and Guwahati (Assam, India) to fast-track and amplify local solutions that create value and reduce waste and pollution, in line with the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals.
WasteAid will bring its expertise in sustainable waste management to share skills, develop business ideas and create end-markets for recyclable materials, driving innovation and developing a new generation of green entrepreneurs locally. The two-year programme will be focused on educating diverse local communities via a cloud-based learning platform, networking events, training programs and will seek to inspire innovative sustainable solutions through local innovation competitions.
The program will accelerate knowledge transfer and cultivate great ideas within communities most affected by poor waste management. Developing alternatives to dumping and burning of waste makes homes more liveable, reduces health problems and builds stronger local economies.
100 Years Huhtamaki
To mark its 100-year anniversary, Huhtamaki is donating 3 million Euro to global sustainability initiatives with a local impact - acting today, educating for tomorrow and funding innovation for the future, making a difference where it matters most to help address global sustainability challenges and build circular economy initiatives.
Huhtamaki is a key global player in sustainable food on-the-go and food on-the-shelf packaging solutions based in Espoo, Finland. It operates with 19,000 employees in 35 countries and 81 sites around the world.
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.
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