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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The Palau project implemented by the Solid Waste Management Division of the Bureau of Public Works and the Environment Quality Protection Board (EQPB) seeks to introduce an effective management programme for End-of-Life Tyres (EOLT). The project will establish a legal framework to effectively regulate tyre importation and establish a national standard to ensure long-lasting tyres are imported for use in the country, as well as provide practical uses for the EOLT currently stockpiled.
Papua New Guinea
The Papua New Guinea project seeks to provide a holistic approach to hazardous waste management through the development of national strategies and regulations, and build capacity and community awareness, to help PNG achieve environmental, economic, social, and health benefits.
Republic of Marshall Islands
The overflowing Jable–Batkan dumpsite in Majuro is an urgent problem for waste management faced in the Republic of Marshall Islands (RMI). RMI have requested PacWastePlus support to introduce a programme to divert the largest two components of waste - organics (17%) and paper/cardboard (22%) - from landfill and instead be processed and transported to an existing organic facility.
E-waste management is a serious issue due to the hazardous component of the items and the limited infrastructures in Pacific Islands countries to safely handle it. Samoa’s Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment is utilising PacWastePlus Investment to introduce an E-Waste take back system in the country that will allow for the collection, safe dismantling, export, and recycling of End-Of-Life electronic products.
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