Nauru faces many economic and environmental challenges. In the 1970s the country experienced an economic boom due to phosphate mining, however, because of mismanagement of the revenue, the country currently has limited financial resources to undertake many of its development programmes including environmentally sound waste management. In the face of a range of environmental, social and economic threats from poor waste management and pollution, and in the context of the limited resources, this National Solid Waste Management Strategy is developed as a matter of priority.
Survey of the regional distribution and status of asbestos- contaminated construction material and best practice options for its management in Pacific Island Countries
Report for the Republic of Nauru
Review of background information provided by Nauru including the National Solid Waste Strategy and background data. 2 A visit to Nauru with a four day programme including: A visit to the NRC managed dumpsite to observe site conditions and discussion operations with current staff. Consider potential on-island construction resources - equipment, materials, and available staff. Discussions regarding environmental approvals requirements (Department of Commerce Industry and Environment) Observation of waste collection and handling practices on the Island.