Papua New Guinea Project Profile – Implementing Environmental Sound Management of Hazardous Waste

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Papua New Guinea
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Hazardous waste management remains a challenge in Papua New Guinea (PNG) where exposure to toxic substances and chemicals has adverse impacts on public health and the environment. Increased exposure to hazardous waste is known to cause disease and create serious health problems. For many communities in PNG, water resources can be contaminated by pollutants through poorly managed waste handling and disposal. Post-World War II consumer habits have also greatly increased the amount of waste generated in PNG. The Papua New Guinea project will provide a holistic approach to hazardous waste management through the development of national strategies and regulations, and build capacity and community awareness, to help PNG achieve environmental, economic, social, and health benefits.
  • PNG-Project-Profile_Final.pdf