PacWastePlus Project Snapshot – Cook Islands
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- Waste management is a challenge for the Cook Islands, primarily due to the geographic dispersal of the population. Currently, the existing system for rubbish collection and recycling is limited to the islands of Rarotonga and Aitutaki, both have lined landfills and collect recyclables for processing and export. There are limited rubbish collection and very few recycling services in the outer islands. Illegal dumping and burning of household waste and inappropriate disposal of hazardous waste are significant issues in the outer islands. File Size: 2.85MB, 5 pages PDF document