Assessment of Waste Legislation in the 15 PacWastePlus Participating Countries

Jacqueline Peel, Lee Godden, Alice Palmer, Rebekkah Markey-Towler

Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme | Published : 2020


The UoM team’s understanding of the coverage of the priority waste streams was drawn from PacWastePlus Programme, The Connection, September-October 2019. Relevant definitions are set out in Table 1 below. It is noted, however, that these definitions of priority waste streams do not always correspond with definitions found in participating countries’ legislation. For example, several countries have public health and water/sanitation legislation that includes sewage within concepts of wastewater or broader definitions of solid waste. Where countries’ legislation dealing with wastewater or other waste streams includes sewage in the legislative definitions of wastes, these references have been r..

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