Solid Waste Management in the Pacific: Appropriate Technologies

Publication | June 2014
Solid Waste Management in the Pacific: Appropriate Technologies

This flyer outlines appropriate technologies for solid waste management in the Pacific.

Effective management of municipal solid waste in Pacific developing member countries (DMCs) is difficult because of several country-specific characteristics. These include limited land area, customary land ownership; environmental fragility; limited human and financial capacity; and in some countries, a heavy reliance on tourism. The challenges mean that selecting technologies that are appropriate to the physical and socioeconomic context of Pacific DMCs is critical for improving solid waste management in the region.