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Niue 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.
Asbestos Management Brief: NIUE
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 Niue 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.
Niue Project Profile – Sustainable Management of Waste in Niue: Advance Recovery Deposit and Fee and E-waste Management
Items are imported into Niue in growing numbers, but there are currently limited viable options for their end-of-life management and/or export. As such, most items imported are disposed of at the dumpsites or stockpiled on vacant land. Electronic waste stockpiles, in particular, are increasing and resulting in increased pollution and health risks to Niue people. The priority for Niue is to introduce a financially sustainable system to enable the long-term collection, management, and export of recyclable and end-oflife electronic items, utilising the new Recycle Facility (funded by the Government of Australia).
The Niue Department of Environment seeks to focus their PacWastePlus investment to: 1) support the implementation of a Sustainable Financing system (known as the Advance Recovery Fee and Deposit - ARFD) 2) support the establishment of an electronic waste dismantling center to enable processing and export of electronic wast
PacWastePlus Project Snapshot – Niue
The Government of Niue offers waste collection to all 14 villages. Waste is segregated at the source and collected by a contractor who transports the materials to the dumpsites. A recycling facility and transfer centre will be under construction soon to allow for the recovery and processing of household recyclables. Despite the waste collection services, some households continue to burn waste or illegally dump it in disused sites or vacant land.
File Size: 2.5MB, 5 pages PDF document
Waste Legislative Review
Stocktake of Existing and Pipeline Waste Legislation in Niue
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 Niue.
File Size: 2MB, 14 pages PDF document
Waste Legislative Review
Assessment of Legislative Frameworks Governing Waste Management in Niue
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 Niue.
File Size: 4.7MB, 58 pages PDF document