Organic waste constitutes an estimated 80% of municipal waste in Sierra Leone. Indiscriminate dumping creates major health and environmental issues, and the value of organic waste as a potential resource is not well appreciated.

This 5 minute film shows various ways to convert organic waste into products that can be locally produced, such as compost, and fuel briquettes. These products can be sold on the local market to provide income, and reduce the volume of waste being dumped. The film is based on ‘waste to wealth’ interventions of two WASH Facility funded projects in Sierra Leone.

This film is likely to be of interest in those working on solid waste in Sierra Leone, also organisations interested in setting up income generating projects in urban contexts. It may be of interest to the general public of Sierra Leone, to encourage people to replicate these business ideas themselves.

This film is part of a 3-part series – the other two covering what can be done with plastic waste, and metal/rubber waste.