Waste disposal methods Land fills Incinerator or combustion Composting Vision

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Waste disposal methods Land fills Incinerator or combustion Composting Vision and Targets of National solid waste management “This solid waste management policy has been developed by the government in consultation with the community as a shared National vision. It applies to all people and all community government, institutions, industrial and commercial activities undertaken in the Maldives. This policy will be applied as a means of protecting the environment and improving living conditions in the Maldives.” (Ministry of Environment, Energy and water 2012) POLICIES on Waste Disposal Policy 1: Establish a governance structure for solid waste management which will distribute clearly delineated roles and responsibilities for solid waste management at island, region and national levels will be established. Policy 2: All waste producers have a duty to manage the wastes they generate. Policy 3: Wastes will be managed and disposed as close as possible to the place of their generation. Policy 4: The waste management system will accommodate the specific requirements of special wastes. Policy 5: Waste management planning will be based on verifiable facts and known effective strategies. Policy 6: The waste management system will be financially viable. Policy 7: Consolidated legislations will be introduce to support the implementation of this policy. 5
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Policy 8: Private sector participation (PSP) will be facilitated where it is financially viable for both the government and the private sector. Policy 9: Financial incentives and disincentives will be pursued to support good waste management practices. Policy 10: Goods that are harmful to the environment or cause public nuisances and unacceptable waste activities will be discouraged. Policy 11: The community participation in and awareness about good waste management practices will be maximized. The strategies set to ensure the policies are followed: - Establish the following waste management administrations, delegate powers and mandate functions to administer the waste management system: 1. The Central Waste Administration- the central waste administration will plan, regulate, co- ordinate and monitor the national waste management system, administer nationally based waste management programs. 2. Island Waste Administration- each island waste Administration will be responsible for developing island based waste management plans, implementing operational policies and guidelines and complying with regulations. 3. Regional/Atoll Waste Administration- where a regional waste catchment area has been created, the Regional/Atoll Waste Administration will be responsible for developing regional waste management plans. - Support the development of the capacity of waste administration, so that they have the capacity to perform their functions under this policy.
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