Solid Waste Management in the Pacific Papua New Guinea Country Snapshot

Reliable data is not available on the amount and composition of municipal solid waste (MSW) in PNG. However, going by the average for all Pacifi c island countries, it may be inferred that PNG’s per capita household MSW generation rate could be about 0.45 kilograms (kg) per person per day. It varies in diff erent parts of the country based on GDP, urbanization rate, and other factors. In Port Moresby, Lae, and other cities, MSW generation rates are likely higher, and probably considerably lower in rural areas.

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