PacWaste is a project funded by the European Union and implemented by SPREP to improve regional hazardous waste management across the Pacific in the priority areas of healthcare waste, asbestos
waste, E-waste and integrated atoll waste management.
This fact-sheet outlines a brief information about Tuvalu, with activities taking place in the project domains of healthcare waste and asbestos.
Under the International Waters Project (IWP) in Tuvalu, a pilot project was established to address
“waste” with the aim of reducing the contamination of groundwater and coastal water by human
and animal waste.
Community-based activities included “low-tech” solutions to addressing environmental
degradation while national level activities involved activities with a more strategic institutional
focus. A Communications and Sanitation Training Programme was designed to investigate the
This report presents the outcome of the 2nd Review of Tuvalu’s Integrated Waste Policy Action Plan 2017-2026, providing the updates on the implementation status of the Policy during the period January 2018 – March 2019. This Review follows the 1st Review conducted in 2018 for the period June 2016 to December 2017.
The purpose of this Regulation is to –
(a) State the principles and rules to support the recovery, processing, treatment and shipment of incoming goods at the end of their operation conditions;
(b) Provide mechanism for revenue collection and administration; and
(c) Provide legal framework that encourages waste avoidance and resource recovery behaviour.
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.
Pacific Regional Solid Waste Management Strategy 2010 – 2015