Improving ships' waste management in Pacific Islands ports / Sefanaia Nawadra
Waste management is a major issue for Pacific island states. For many reasons, including lack of technical expertise, land availability and cultural factors, waste is often not managed in an environmentally acceptable manner. This report addresses one component of the larger overall problem of waste management in the Pacific islands region, by concentrating on the management of the ship-generated component of the total waste stream. It is recognised, however, that advances in the management of shipgenerated waste can only be accomplished in concert with improvements in the overall management of wastes in the region.