Draft Waste Management Policy – Your Feedback Needed

St Helena’s draft Waste Management Policy is currently out for public consultation until 4pm on Friday, 8 November 2019.

 The draft Policy plans for short, medium and long term environmental changes that are likely to impact on the quality of Island life if waste is left unmanaged including taking up valuable and limited landfill space and causing pollution.

To achieve the aim and objectives of the draft Policy, several strategic waste management actions will be delivered through an implementation plan including, but not limited to:

  • Embedding the principles of ‘reduce, reuse and recycle’ in all aspects of decision making throughout the Island
  • Promoting existing ‘reduce, reuse and recycle’ activities and encouraging and supporting the development of new initiatives
  • Converting organic waste into compost and
  • Ensuring that unavoidable landfilling is managed in a manner which does not significantly impact on public health or the natural environment.

A copy of the draft Waste Management Policy is available under the Public Consultations section of the Publications page on the SHG website (www.sainthelena.gov.sh/publications).

 Comments should be sent to Environmental Risk Manager, Mike Durnford, via email: mike.durnford@sainthelena.gov.sh or tel: 24724.

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29 October 2019

St Helena Government Communications Hub

Telephone: 22470
Email: communications@sainthelena.gov.sh