PacWastePlus Project Snapshot – Papua New Guinea

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Papua New Guinea
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Waste management is a challenge for Papua New Guinea, primarily due to the size and geographic distribution of its population. There is no regulatory framework or legislation on solid waste management and few public awareness programs or initiatives. Pollution from large-scale mining activities are also a growing concern with numerous studies directly attributing pollution of coastal ecosystems to discharges from mining activities. PNG has over 21 unregulated disposal sites and two controlled sites located in Lae and Port Moresby. The government does not implement formal recycling programs. However, there are recycling operators in Port Moresby that collect beverage bottles, ULABs, used motor oil, scrap steel, and small quantities of PET bottles.

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  • PacWastePlus-country-profile-PNG.pdf