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FAKAALOFA LAHI ATU, TALOFA LAVA & GREETINGS. NIUE WASTE MANAGEMENT COUNTRY REPORT 2007. INTRODUCTION. The Niue Integrated Strategic Action Plan (NISP) has a component on Environment Management which will encompass management of waste

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Fakaalofa lahi atu talofa lava greetings

FAKAALOFA LAHI ATU,

TALOFA LAVA &

GREETINGS

NIUE WASTE MANAGEMENTCOUNTRY REPORT2007


Introduction

INTRODUCTION

The Niue Integrated Strategic Action Plan (NISP) has a component on Environment Management which will encompass management of waste

The Department of Environment has been given the responsibility to manage waste issues formerly managed by the Department of Health


Introduction1

INTRODUCTION

  • The Niue Waste Management Action Plan (NWMP) was recently reviewed with the assistance of SPREP, Dr Frank Griffin and National Stakeholders in a National Workshop

  • Findings were that Priorities had changed since the NWMP was developed in 2000 including responsibilities of agencies


Issues of nwmp status

ISSUES OF NWMP & STATUS

  • PUBLIC CONSULTATION

  • Community input is vital for the success of the plan, they are the custodians of their environment. Without their input little will be achieved

  • WASTE STREAM ANALYSIS

    - Identifies the type & volume produced

  • WASTE GENERATION ASSUMPTIONS

    - The data from the waste stream analysis has allowed assumptions to be made on the annual waste generation


Issues of nwmp status1

ISSUES OF NWMP & STATUS

  • SOLID WASTE

    Domestic waste is the major solid waste category followed by Commercial & Industrial waste

  • WASTE DISPOSAL FACILITIES

    - The current waste disposal facility is an open dump and requires improvement. The fill up rate of the dump is quite high due to proper system not in place


Issues of nwmp status2

ISSUES OF NWMP & STATUS

  • HAZARDOUS WASTE

    - Used chemicals, hospital waste, batteries, waste oils is minimal but needs to be addressed

  • LIQUID WASTE/WASTE WATER

    - Consist mainly of septic wastes. Types of septic tanks and toilets are an issue as unsealed may cause affect on water lens

  • WATER QUALITY MONITORING

  • A regular bacterial and chemical sampling is essential to ensure good quality water is available for the Public/Community


Issues of nwmp status3

ISSUES OF NWMP & STATUS

  • AWARENESS AND EDUCATION

  • Both Formal & Non Formal education conducted currently on National Radio

  • Most issues have a component of ed & awareness and need to be compiled in one section

  • WASTE MANAGEMENT LEGISLATION

    - Not yet developed though can be establish Regulation under the Environment Act 2003


Issues of nwmp status4

ISSUES OF NWMP & STATUS

  • RESOURCES

  • Commitment of Resources is essential to achieve sustainable outcomes

  • Funding from Government and Aid Donors will allow good waste practices to be developed

  • It is important that the Government will require ongoing commitment


Issues of nwmp status5

ISSUES OF NWMP & STATUS

  • FUTURE DEVELOPMENT

    - Proposed should undergo EIAs considering all issues, ie physical, social & economical

  • REVIEW

    - The NWMP will be reviewed every 2 years


Priority issue

PRIORITY ISSUE

  • ASBESTOS

  • Currently there is a large amount of asbestos stockpiled close to a Residential area and needs to be properly disposed

  • There a 3 options of disposal recommended by a NZ & SPREP Report

  • Send overseas

  • Bury on Island

  • Dispose in sea


Recommendation

RECOMMENDATION

  • That an option be identified soon as asbestos can be a major hazard the longer it is exposed to the elements

  • That Funding be secured to meet the costs of the disposal of the asbestos & removal of asbestos left on occupied & unoccupied houses


Priority issue1

PRIORITY ISSUE

  • TRANSFER STATION

  • The establishment of a Transfer Station will help sort rubbish before disposing to the Landfill

  • It is envisaged that this area will be a centralised area to sort all rubbish including Recycling


Recommendation1

RECOMMENDATION

  • That Funding be secured to establish the Transfer Station

  • That a Plan be developed for the Transfer Station and other sections of this establishment


Priority issue2

PRIORITY ISSUE

  • LAND FILL

  • There is need to establish a proper Land Fill and constant monitoring of Facility is needed

  • Current method of disposal to the Landfill is not sustainable and costs for machinery to push the rubbish back is high


Recommendations

RECOMMENDATIONS

  • Explore opportunity to establish a appropriate Landfill System, such as the Fukuoka Method & others

  • Seek Funding to establish this Facility

  • Encourage Government to invest in a Facility to properly dispose waste on the Island


Others

OTHERS

  • ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION

  • LEGISLATION

    PLEASE NOTE :

    ISSUES ARE ALL CONCERNS THOUGH WE NEED TO PRIORITISE SO THESE CAN BE ACHIEVABLE


Niue waste management country report 2007

  • FAKAUE LAHI, FAAFETAI LAVA & THANK YOU


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