PacWastePlus Project Snapshot – Kiribati
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There is large variability in the management of waste in Kiribati. The main island of Tarawa has three landfills, and there are two dumpsites (unregulated) located on Kiritimati Island. Household waste collection on Tarawa provided through municipal authorities, and a private Contractor oversees a pre-paid green bag collection. A Container Deposit recycling system exists on Tarawa, the ‘Kaoki Maange Recycling’ which has been in operation since 2004, collecting materials such as PET, aluminum, and lead-acid batteries. There are minimal collection services provided in the outer islands, as a result, waste is buried, burned, or disposed of at sea.
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