This flyer outlines the status of solid waste management in Papua New Guinea and recommends key points for action to address challenges facing the country related to solid waste management.
Papua New Guinea (PNG)
This Pacific Country/Territory Profile in the solid waste and recycling sector was published in 2018 as part of a compendium of fifteen individual country profiles that seek to identify and quantify the opportunity to improve the resource recovery of fifteen common commodities1 present in the solid waste stream.
The new Medium Term Development Plan 2011 - 2015 outlines ambitious targets for sanitation and water supply coverage in both rural and urban areas, however, operational plans are yet to be developed and the absence of a specific national policy, strategy and investment plan for WASH contributes to an uncoordinated approach across the sector.
This report is the product of extensive collaboration and information sharing between many government agencies, and Papua New Guinea organizations. The core team of the Department of National Planning and Monitoring, Department of Health, Water PNG, and Eda Ranu has been key partners together with WaterAid and the Water and Sanitation Program in analyzing the sector.