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Tackling the menace of used pesticide containers in the Paci... Tackling the menace of used pesticide containers in the Pacific Every year, thousands of kilograms of pesticide products are imported into the Pacific islands region for use in agriculture and pest control.Pesticides require careful handling as many pose an unacce... More detail
New resource available to guide national POPs awareness acti... New resource available to guide national POPs awareness activities The Pacific POPs Release Reduction Project has published and distributed a newly created set of branding guidelines for national level activities funded through the project. The guidelines were c... More detail
Chemical management training helps small islands tackle big ... Chemical management training helps small islands tackle big problems Specialised training in the best-practice management of hazardous chemicals is helping island countries to protect the health of communities and the environment.The countries and territories of the Pa... More detail
Working to achieve a PCB-free RMI Working to achieve a PCB-free RMI A new initiative in Republic of the Marshall Islands aims to rid the island nation of a dangerous class of toxic chemicals known as PCBs. Funded through the Pacific POPs Release Reduction Project, the... More detail
Creating new pathways for the management and disposal of use... Creating new pathways for the management and disposal of used oil The proper management of used oil is a significant issue for small island nations in the Pacific region. Used oil is often simply dumped, used for ground marking of sports fields by schools and villag... More detail
Pacific POPs Release Reduction Project reaches mid-term mile... Pacific POPs Release Reduction Project reaches mid-term milestone From 11-12 April, representatives from 13 Pacific island countries joined staff from the Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP) and the United Nations Environment Programme ... More detail
Pacific island waste workers benefit from regional training ... Pacific island waste workers benefit from regional training initiative In Suva last week, representatives from 12 Pacific island countries graduated from a two week train the trainers programme which provided specialist instruction on solid and hazardous waste management... More detail
A new model for the management of healthcare waste in Kiriba... A new model for the management of healthcare waste in Kiribati An innovative new pilot project on integrated healthcare waste management in Tarawa, Kiribati will ensure that the island nation's largest hospital has the necessary capacity and resources to implemen... More detail
Making waste useful in Niue Making waste useful in Niue 7 August, 2015 - In Niue today, a new initiative was launched to promote effective waste management and composting. Through the innovative new demonstration project, it is hoped that communities ... More detail
Reducing the release of Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs)... Reducing the release of Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs) in the Pacific region On 24 July 2015, representatives from 13 Pacific island countries joined staff from the Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP) and United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP... More detail
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