SIDS 2014 Conference - Parallel Event: Expanding Waste Management Services of Pacific Island Countries through International PPPs (3 Sep 2014, Apia, Samoa) - 13 Aug 2014Pacific Island Countries and Territories (PICTs) face critical challenges in managing various wastes. PICTs are small, remote countries, distributed over large geographic areas. They typically have small populations and are highly prone to natural disasters. They are equally vulnerable to the impacts of climate change such as the sea-level rise. As a consequence, these communities have unique issues to confront when dealing with integrated waste management. These include low waste generation rates, limited land availability for waste disposal, and often limited technical and financial capacity to manage waste issues. They also have waste streams that are becoming increasingly important problems, such as plastics, E-waste, bulky waste, end of life vehicles, and health-care waste.
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