PacWastePlus Country Projects
PacWastePlus is delivering projects both regionally, and directly in each participating country.
How we are assisting countries with improved waste management?
PacWastePlus is investing in country projects that support and improve waste management and positive environmental outcomes for businesses, community groups, and social enterprises. The PacWastePlus team has worked closely with government teams from each country to develop projects that will assist with the efficient and effective management of waste.
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- PacWastePlus is assisting participating countries to effectively remediate legacy asbestos, and regulate the use, transport, and disposal of asbestos to protect human health from the harmful effects caused by exposure. Activities will include targeted public awareness, development of legislation, regulations, and a regional template Code of Practice to improve management and handling.
- PacWastePlus is assisting countries to effectively manage e-waste through the provision of equipment and training for E-waste dismantling. Construction of storage facilities, collection points, and port upgrades as well as assistance in the removal of E-waste stockpiles in priority countries.
- PacWastePlus is assisting countries to improve healthcare waste management through the repair and maintenance of healthcare waste technology, assessment of alternative technologies, development of national strategies, and local plans, and provision of equipment and training to reduce the risk of exposure to this waste type.
- PacWastePlus is assisting countries to be more resilient to natural disasters through the development of national disaster waste taskforces, and the promotion and implementation of the regional disaster waste management guideline, and a partnership with the Framework for Resilient Development in the Pacific (FRDP).
- PacWastePlus is assisting countries to manage recyclable waste through programme support for the introduction of sustainable financing systems that will encourage recycling behaviour, and finance the recovery and processing of the returned materials. Support will also be provided to community education, capacity building for industry, and best practice management guides.
- PacWastePlus is assisting countries to manage organic waste as this is a useful product that can promote growth, assist with moisture retention in soils, reduce greenhouse gas release and improve the livelihoods of communities. Activities will include construction and supply of community and village-based organics recovery systems, and community education.
- PacWastePlus is assisting countries to manage bulky waste (end-of-life vehicles, tyres, white goods, furniture, and other large household goods) through research into management methods, infrastructure provision, capacity building, and community education.
- PacWastePlus, with the support of The Pacific Community (SPC) will undertake an assessment of the hot-spot point source pollution throughout the region. The mapping of these vector sites will assist countries to understand what water quality standards are needed, where affected communities are, and provide the basis for seeking additional and ongoing donor support to manage water pollution.
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Cook Islands rely primarily on the disposal of waste to landfills, but the amount of waste received is exceeding the capacity of landfills and to continue to dispose of waste to landfill has significant costs, both environmental and financial. The focus of Infrastructure Cook Islands is on reducing solid waste to landfill, and they are focussing their PacWastePlus investment to support the implementation of an effective Sustainable Financing system for recoverable and recyclable items.
Federated States of Micronesia
The Federated States of Micronesia (FSM) country project is designed to divert organic wastes from landfill in Chuuk and Yap by introducing composting programmes for communities currently without garbage collection services. The project will facilitate consultation with relevant stakeholders and local communities to identify and implement suitable organic processing programmes.
Fiji seeks to improve organic waste management in communities that do not receive waste collection services. The project will assess the existing composting programme in the country and design a suite of suitable village-based composting programmes for implementation in targeted communities. The project aims to facilitate community consultation, establish an organics management system to effectively collect and compost organic wastes generated. PacWastePlus is partnering with the GEF ISLANDS project to introduce Waste Management Action Plans in participating communities.
Nauru seeks to utilise PacWastePlus funds and assistance to meaningfully engage in the management of asbestos containing materials through implementation of best practice off-island disposal activities and establishing appropriate legislation and policies for the elimination of the importation of asbestos containing materials.
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