News - Dec 14, 2021 Nauru Waste Audit Report

Nauru’s Waste Audit Report was published in November 2021. The report provides a snapshot of waste audit generation and composition across the business and household waste streams.

The waste audit programme included training of national stakeholders, household waste sampling, business sampling, recovered material stockpile estimation, and compilation of customs imports and export data.

Compilation of the data generated by the study along with historical data found an estimated average household generation rate of .0.8kg per day. The study found the household waste stream comprises approximately 19% Single-use plastic, 14% hygiene products, 13% paper and Cardboard, 13% plastic, and 13% organic wastes.

Of the businesses sampled, the highest recorded material type was paper & cardboard at 48.5%. This was followed by the single-use category at 19.4%.

The full report can be downloaded from: