Community

Community

waste for life is built on partnerships.

Our Waste for Life partners comprise an international network of people who pool their talents and resources to develop inventive, community driven, needs-based technologies. We freely disseminate those technologies and apply them where we can to help redress the social and ecological injustices that disproportionately affect people who live on society’s margins.

Our network is eclectic and cooperative because we know that problems know no disciplinary boundaries.

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Bottle Carrier
Hiroshan Weerawardana has been experimenting in our Moratuwa facility with the fibre and plastic that the women in the Paalam group are using. He's come up with some ingenious prototypes. This bottle carrier conforms to our simple 'one-cut design' protocols that Ana Rapela introduced during her visit 1 year ago.
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2 months ago

Ana Rapela, who was so instrumental to our project in Buenos Aires, came to work with us in Sri Lanka for 2 intense weeks in August 2016. Her sophisticated, but simple design prototypes, hatched in our R&D facility at the University of Moratuwa, continue to influence the community design processes girding our work in Jaffna and Negombo. These pencil cases, originally tested at Katana Upcycle - since refined by Hiroshan - are now being manufactured by our newest community partners in Irubali, Jaffna. ... See MoreSee Less

3 months ago

Ana Rapela, who was so instrumental to our project in Buenos Aires, came to work with us in Sri Lanka for 2 intense weeks in August 2016. Her sophisticated, but simple design prototypes, hatched in our R&D facility at the University of Moratuwa, continue to influence the community design processes girding our work in Jaffna and Negombo. These pencil cases, originally tested at Katana Upcycle - since refined by Hiroshan - are now being manufactured by our newest community partners in Irubali, Jaffna.

Exciting update from Jaffna! Waste for Life have started working with a new community of enthusiastic women based in Irubali, Jaffna. Here, they are trying out the hot press for the first time.

Christina, the 5 year-old manager runs a tight ship and kindly allowed us to use the fabric waste!

New polythene-reinforced fabric products coming soon!
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4 months ago

Exciting update from Jaffna! Waste for Life have started working with a new community of enthusiastic women based in Irubali, Jaffna. Here, they are trying out the hot press for the first time. 

Christina, the 5 year-old manager runs a tight ship and kindly allowed us to use the fabric waste!

New polythene-reinforced fabric products coming soon!