National disaster Waste Management Plans: Benefits of having disaster waste management plans and planning to Pacific islands
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- Regional project
- Disaster Waste
- Country project
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- The intensity and frequency of natural disasters such as tropical cyclones are evidently increasing in the Pacific. When these natural disasters occur large amounts of waste are generated from damage to both the natural and man-made environment. Inefficient or ineffective management of clean-up efforts following a disaster often results in the slow and costly recovery of a community, potentially risking public and environmental health.