FSM Project Profile – Improving Organic Waste Management in Chuuk and Yap
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- Regional project
- Country project
- Federated States of Micronesia
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- A recent audit for the states of Chuuk and Yap identified more than 20% of the wastes landfilled is organic waste. This is mainly due to the absence of a designated programme (collection services and processing station) and community awareness to effectively manage organic waste in the two states. Landfilling of organic waste is a concern in the Federated States of Micronesia (FSM) as in most Pacific countries, as it takes up critical landfill space. Decomposition of organics in an anaerobic environment like landfills also generates leachate and methane. FSM seeks to focus their PacWastePlus country investment to divert all organic waste away from landfills. The project will pilot organic waste management, in the states of Chuuk and Yap, with learnings used to develop community awareness resources to assist other states in FSM, to replicate similar programmes to divert organic wastes from landfills.