Waste Management in Malawi

Plastics and other litter that affect our health and the environment we live in are not waste, they are resources for the country. The harm impacts of waste are dramatic and cause great damage to the environment but recycling waste can bring transformation and positive change.

People feel better in a clean environment and ICCM (International Conservation Cleanup Management) works with a wide range of partners to reduce, reuse and transform waste for the better of the people.

STATAt 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.