Solid Waste Management in PNG
The waste management in both cities is managed by local government authorities:
Lae City Council (LCC) and National District Capital Commission (NCDC) through
their Waste Divisions. Waste management systems in both cities do exist.
However, both authorities experience poor management standards, insufficient
funding (resources) and no policy/strategy guidelines.
The landfills in POM (Baruni Dump) and Lae (Second Seven) practice open
burning of waste, causing huge pollution to surrounding environment. This
practice has become a serious health and environmental concern to the public.
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