Waste Management in Malawi



The link above is a report that looks at the health impact of plastic pollution and rubbish on the world’s poorest people for the first time.

It found that each year between 400,000 and a million people (at the upper end one person every 30 seconds) are dying in developing countries from illnesses and diseases like diarrhoea, malaria and cancers caused by living near uncollected waste and plastic pollution.


At ICCM, we wish to fight against environmental degradation through the removal of millions of tons of waste to create a friendly clean environment and support locally-designed initiatives to valorize recycling.


In Malawi, as population continues to increase, it is necessary to employ techniques which will improve waste management in the country to ensure a healthy living and working environment for the citizens.

Like all fast urbanizing cities in the world, Malawian urban centres are challenged by the accumulation of waste due to the population increase and the limited resources of their public services. Yet, waste is not seen as a potentially valuable resource. Both city councils are struggling with their budget to offer appropriate waste management services, however, alternative options like recycling, composting or any partnership with the private sector are highly needed.

ICCM’s holistic approach works with 15 out of 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals. ICCM use existing structures and are currently looking to grow through partnerships.