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Asbestos Management Brief: FIJI
The PacWastePlus Regional Asbestos Project will support countries in executing solutions, both legislative and policy-driven, to prevent exposure to asbestos fibre, and thereby reduce asbestos-related diseases. This document provides guidance for Fiji to progress work on the development and implementation of a National ACM ban with this resource providing background information, identifying policy and legislative options available.
Fiji Project Profile – Improving Organic Waste Management in Fiji’s Informal Settlements and Villages
One of the priorities of the Fiji Ministry of Environment is to improve organic waste management to support agricultural activities in Fiji. For this reason, the ministry is utilising the allocated PacWastePlus country investment to design and implement community-based programmes that effectively collect and process organic wastes to prevent environmental pollution and support agricultural activities. With around 60% of waste disposed at the disposal being an organic material, there is a significant opportunity to reduce leachate and methane generation and to create useful soil enhancers to increase agricultural yield.
PacWastePlus Project Snapshot – Fiji
The amendment of Fiji’s Public Health Act in 2018 enabled the expansion of garbage collection services, initially limited to municipal boundaries to all rural communities. There are several recycling companies established in the country, but challenges remain with providing incentives for local communities and collection services for recyclables. The major challenges in providing effective waste management in Fiji includes high operation costs associated with garbage collection services, the remote location of communities, increasing waste generation, and the location of approved disposal sites.
Waste Legislative Review
Stocktake of Existing and Pipeline Waste Legislation – Fiji
This report contains the University of Melbourne (UoM) team’s findings relating to a stocktake of the existing legislative environment for waste management in the participating countries, focusing on the PacWastePlus priority waste streams of healthcare waste, asbestos, e-waste, plastic waste, recyclables, organics, disaster waste, bulky waste and wastewater, and including implementing legislation for the following multilateral environmental agreements (MEAs): Waigani, Basel, Stockholm, Rotterdam, and Minamata. It also includes a stocktake of pipeline legislative initiatives in the participating countries, including an assessment of their impact and approximate timeframe for development. This report provides details on a stocktake of existing and pipeline Waste Legislations in Fiji.
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