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.
Pacific Regional Solid Waste Management Strategy 2010 – 2015
The Basel Convention on the Control of Transboundary Movements of Hazardous and their Disposal (the Basel Convention) is the broadest and most significant international treaty on hazardous and other wastes.
This guidance document is primarily meant to be a practical guide for the national technical officials responsible for the collection of information for the preparation of the national reports that are to be submitted annually to the Secretariat of the Basel Convention.
This Kit comprises a wide range of information ranging from practical help with the nuts and bolts of recycling
different materials, all the way through information about toxic wastes and landfills, to Deposit Refund systems for collecting recyclables, legislation and planning waste strategies. Also included are tips on public awareness campaigning, recycling equipment, and the road to a Zero Waste world.
This guidance offers no judgment on the type of method best suited to any particular Nation, but identifies some of the options available for consideration in materials dumping at sea. The purpose is to make available the guide lines for the assessment of dumping of materials.