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Plastic Pollution Prevention in Timor-Leste: Gap Analysis of Current Legislation, Policies, and Plans
This report aims to provide insight into Timor-Leste's capacity to implement plastic pollution reduction measures by providing a gap analysis of its current legislation, plans and policies. This report was prepared by Els Steenhagen, Researcher Associate, Newcastle Institute for Energy and Resources, The University of Newcastle, Australia; Dr Sascha Fuller, Pacific Engagement Coordinator, Research and Innovation Division, University of Newcastle, Australia; Associate Professor Trisia Farrelly Massey University Political Ecology Research Centre [PERC], New Zealand; Dr Stephanie Borrelle, Birdlife International; and Dr Ana Rengel-Goncalves, Newcastle Law School, The University of Newcastle, Australia.
Timor-Leste 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: TIMOR-LESTE
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 Timor-Leste 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.
Timor Leste Project Profile – Health Care Waste Management: Improving long term management of healthcare waste
The exposure to wastes generated in health care facilities has direct health impacts on the community, the personnel working in healthcare facilities, and the environment. Poorly handled medical wastes by health care professionals, and waste management personnel have led to an elevated chance of disease and sickness. Improper management of healthcare wastes (through open burning) on land adjacent to hospitals leads to large areas of contaminated land, unusable for other purposes, and needing remediation. The National Directorate for the Environment under the Ministry of Industry, Commerce, and Environment and the Ministry of Health seeks to utilise PacWastePlus funds to implement several interconnected activities to improve long-term management of healthcare waste in Timor Leste.
PacWastePlus Project Snapshot – Timor-Leste
There is large variability in the management of waste in Timor-Leste. The Dili District Administration manages the Tibar Dump, which is the only controlled landfill in Timor-Leste. The Dili District Administration contracts private companies to assist with rubbish collection in Dili. Despite this, many households and businesses do not dispose of waste properly and are engaged in illegal dumping in rivers or drains and burning. There are private recycling companies in Dili that bale and export cardboard, paper, and scrap metal.
File Size: 1.81MB, 5 pages PDF document
Waste Legislative Review
Stocktake of Existing and Pipeline Waste Legislation in Timor-Leste
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 Timor-Leste.
File Size: 2MB, 16 pages PDF document
Waste Legislative Review
Assessment of Legislative Frameworks Governing Waste Management in Timor-Leste
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 Timor-Leste.
File Size: 4.1MB, 62 pages PDF document
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