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Asbestos Management Brief: NAURU
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 Nauru 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.
Nauru Waste Audit Report
The information and data gathered from these waste audits will be used by countries in the Pacific to support the development and monitoring of waste and resource recovery projects and recommend the infrastructure and policy interventions required. The regional dataset will also be used to identify and evaluate potential regional projects that would improve waste management in the region.
Nauru Project Profile – Addressing Legacy ACM: Disposal best practice and establishing appropriate legislation and policies
Asbestos-containing materials are a major issue for many Pacific Island countries with a history of use of asbestos containing materials (ACM) in construction. All forms of asbestos are carcinogenic to humans and inhalation of asbestos fibres that have become airborne can cause serious lung disease. Asbestos poses a significant risk to the people of Nauru. PacWaste undertook the removal, transportation to the temporary storage [organized by the Nauru government], and replacement of the ACM in several Nauru public buildings. Nauru will utilise PacWastePlus investment 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
PacWastePlus Project Snapshot – Nauru
Waste is collected daily from the 14 districts. There is large variability in the management of waste. However, with the purchase of machinery, the collection system is expected to improve. The common disposal method in Nauru involves an open dump in the south-west part of the island. The dump covers a large area but is described as a threat to underground water reserves. Litter is a common problem.
File Size: 1.84MB, 5 pages PDF document
Waste Legislative Review
Stocktake of Existing and Pipeline Waste Legislation in Nauru
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 Nauru.
File Size: 2MB, 12 pages PDF document
Waste Legislative Review
Assessment of Legislative Frameworks Governing Waste Management in Nauru
Document Description: These assessments have been prepared by SPREP EU-funded PacWastePlus programme, drawing upon reporting developed by the University of Melbourne (UoM) on behalf of PacWastePlus for that programme’s Waste Legislative Review project. The UoM team reviewed legislation relevant to waste management in 14 Pacific region countries and Timor-Leste. Separate assessments are provided for each of the PacWastePlus participating countries. This report provides a detailed view of the legislative environment governing waste management currently in operation in Kiribati.
File Size: 3.0MB, 60 pages PDF document