Pacific Island Countries Regional Disaster Waste Management Guideline
SPREP Publications, Waste Management and Pollution Control
This guide assists Pacific Island Countries (PICs) in the management of Disaster Waste (DW) with the main focus on key operational aspects. The document complements the Disaster Waste Management (DWM) Guideline for Asia and the Pacific 2018, with special emphasis on the actions necessary by DWM agencies before disasters strike. The guideline is based on international waste and disaster management principles and concepts, which form the basis of the national waste and disaster management plans. The proper management of DW should be recognised in National Disaster Management Plans, given the complexity of modern disaster waste.