The impact of the Greenbag on waste generation in South Tarawa, Kiribati

Type Working Paper - IWP-Pacific Technical Report (International Waters Project)
Title The impact of the Greenbag on waste generation in South Tarawa, Kiribati
Volume 22
Publication (Day/Month/Year) 2006
"This report was produced by SPREP's International Waters Project, which is implementing the Strategic Action Programme for the International Waters of the Pacific Small Island Developing States, with funding from the Global Environment Facility." -- T.p. verso.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 49-50)

The objective of the Report is to "Assess the impact of the South Tarawa Greenbag scheme on the life of the Nanikai landfill." The information generated will be used to: (1) Encourage adoption of the scheme by the waste removal agencies; (2) Refine the scheme; and (3) Support efforts to encourage householders to participate in the scheme.

This report will also trace the evolution of the Greenbag scheme, and provide background that can be compared to the results found by measuring the landfill wastes. In this way, the public awareness work conducted to change people’s behaviour can be directly evaluated by examining how the Greenbag is actually used. This information is expected to be useful in developing programmes to continue to promote the GUPS, as well as determining useful lessons that can be drawn from the IWP Kiribati involvement in water pollution reduction in Kiribati. It is not often that one can measure directly the effectiveness of public awareness work, but the Greenbag does provide such an opportunity through actual measurement of bags and contents.

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