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 Kiribati, with activities taking place in the project domains of healthcare waste, e-waste and asbestos.
This small study is an initial feasibility study, designed to give some indication of the numbers of vehicles and the economics of any waste management system that might be appropriate to dealing with the problem. This study looks at two issues: what does it take to strip a typical wrecked Tarawa vehicle so that it can be recycled; and how many vehicles might there be in South Tarawa that need some waste management.
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.
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.
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 assessment provides the broad findings of the research and investigation undertaken by the UoM team in relation to Kiribati. It provides:
This dataset holds two reports
* draft document outlining the operation and progress of a scheme that trialed waste collection in Tarawa which involved the free distribution of green garbage bags for collection by the Tarawa council.
* An assessment of the impact of the South Tarawa Greenbag scheme on the life of the Nanikai landfill.
This base line study was launched to determine the problem on the amount of e-waste that has been generated with some self induced due to lack of quality control at point of entry. The objective of the report is to determine the existing status of electrical and electronic waste in Kiribati in identifying the source, the flow and the quantities of e-waste generated with a view to have a better insight understanding of this in the country.
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 Kiribati Chemical and Waste Management Advice and Banaba Reconnaissance consultancy was undertaken from 15–29 July 2008. The consultancy was necessary due to several hazardous waste management issues identified on Tarawa and Banaba since 2005.
Basel Convention, is an international treaty that was designed to reduce the movements of hazardous waste between nations, and specifically to prevent transfer of hazardous waste from developed to less developed countries (LDCs). It does not, however, address the movement of radioactive waste. This fact-sheet details the national reporting and implementation information for Kiribati as one of the parties to the convention.
The objective of the participatory consultations with stakeholders in Bikenibeu West was to identify possible solutions to address root causes of waste problems threatening fresh and marine water quality.
This paper describes the work undertaken by Safety and Ecology Corporation Ltd (SEC) on Kiritimati Island, formerly known as Christmas Island. The discussion gives an overview of the type of remediation performed to remove the remains of the legacies left after British nuclear testing. The environment on and around Kiritimati Island has been greatly improved by the remediation carried out. All of the wastes that were to be removed from the island were safely removed from the island for either disposal or recycling.
Pacific Regional Solid Waste Management Strategy 2010 – 2015