This compendium of Pacific Country and Territory Profiles in the solid waste and recycling sector is published as a key element of a research study commissioned by PRIF in 2017 – the ‘Regional Resource Circulation and Recycling Network’ - that seeks to identify and quantify the opportunity to improve the resource recovery of fifteen common commodities1 present in the solid waste stream in fifteen Pacific island countries and territories2 (PICs).
Solid waste has been recognised as a problem for the Pacific Islands for many decades but it is only in the last ~10 years that significantprogress has been made in addressing the issue. One of the main driving forces for this progress has been the developmentof the Regional Solid Waste Strategy. The 2009 review of the Strategy indicates that much has been achieved; but much more needs to be done. Priority concerns for the region include sustainable financing, integrated waste management, legislation, education and awareness, and capacity building.
This Report presents the detailed assessment prepared by the Study Team for the Nauru Port Pre-Feasibility Study.
Although potential options to upgrade the port facilities at Nauru have been previously investigated by various development partners, no improvements at the port have been progressed in recent years and the state and operation of the existing port facility continues to present occupational health and safety issues, capacity limitations, and challenges to the import and export of goods and cargo.