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National Waste Management And Pollution Control Strategy 2016-2025

National Waste Management And Pollution Control Strategy 2016-2025
Participants at the National Waste Management and Pollution Control Strategy 2016 - 2025 consultation workshop in Suva.Photo:DEPTFO
April 22
17:30 2016

The Ministry of Local Government, Housing and Environment has begun consultations on the development of the National Waste Management and Pollution Control Strategy 2016 – 2025.

 

The first workshop to launch the consultation process was held at De Vos on the Park on 21st April, 2016 and was attended by stakeholders from the public and private sector across Fiji.

 

Ministry of Local Government, Housing and Environment permanent secretary, Mr Joshua Wycliffe who opened the one day workshop, said that the purpose of the National Waste Management and Pollution Control Strategy was to update and amalgamate the three outdated strategies; National Waste Management Strategy 2011 – 2014, National Liquid Waste Management Strategy 2006 and the National Air Pollution Control Strategy 2007 into one strategy.

 

He said the new strategy will align with the Environment Management Act 2005 and the Environment Management Regulations 2007 bringing greater regulating and enforcement of the existing permit system and that monitoring and reporting of emissions to air, land and sea will required by the operators and businesses.

 

Mr Wycliffe added that the existing Environment Management Regulations 2007 already provides National Liquid Waste Standards and National Air Quality Standards and that permit holders will be required to have samples taken and analyzed for both air and liquid emissions from their facilities and report these to the Department of the Environment as a part of their permit to demonstrate compliance.

 

The new National Waste Management and Pollution Control Strategy is one more step towards a cleaner environment which the government is committed to.

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