PacWaste: E-waste in the Pacific (FS4)

Pages from RA192c EWaste PACWaste v8 wwwE-waste is discarded electrical and electronic equipment that is at the ‘end of its
life’ or no longer suitable for use.
• mobile phones, laptops, computers, photocopiers, printers
• toasters, hairdryers, refrigerators, air conditioning units
• televisions (especially older models with Cathode Ray Tubes), DVD players,
stereos, cameras
• smoke detectors, medical equipment and thermostats

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PacWaste : Asbestos in the Pacific (FS3)

Pages from RA192b Asbestos PACWaste v8 wwwAsbestos is a naturally occuring rock fibre that widely used in the past in building materials, insulation, brake lininigs, roofing products, electrical and other consumer products because of its flame retardant properties and other qualities.  Due to the known health effects, asbestos is now banned from most modern products.

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Climate change and ecosystem based adaptation (FS5)

Pages from Factsheet 5-hiBy the end of the century, climate change and its impacts may be the dominant direct driver of biodiversity loss and changes in ecosystem services globally.

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Climate change and waste (FS3)

Pages from 2-CC and wasteMunicipal solid waste including everyday waste from households, schools and shops, contains biodegradable organic matter such as kitchen waste, garden waste, and paper

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Climate change mitigation (FS2)

Pages from 2-CC and mitigationReducing greenhouse gases *GHG's) through mitigation actions will lessen the impact of climate change on the Pacific Isalnds and other Small Island Developing States (SIDS).

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What causes climate change? (FS1)

Pages from 1-What causes CCEnergy from the sun drives the Earth's weather and climate, by heating the Earth's surface.  To balance this, the Earth radiates energy back into space.

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PacWaste : Healthcare waste in the Pacific (FS2)

Pages from Healthcare Waste FS 1What is healthcare waste? Healthcare waste is the range of waste generated by hospitals and health clinics.

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PacWaste Project - General (FS1)

Pages from PacWaste Project Fact Sheet May2014What is PacWaste? Learn more about the Pacific Hazardous Waste Management Project.

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Waigani Convention

WaiganiFSThis factsheet is intended to provide its audience with information on the Waigani Convention ...

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Waste, Pollution and Tourism

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This factsheet is intended to provide its audience with some tips on proper waste management in the tourism sector...

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The Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (CMS) - MEA Factsheet 5

MEA Factsheet CMS Final WebThis factsheet was developed with the assistance of the ACP-MEA 1 project to support awareness raising efforst around the region on the CMS ...


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Clean Pacific: lead acid batteries

CPfscvpWhat are lead acid batteries? - is a portable source of electrical power, which is generated from a chemical reaction.  In a lead acid battery, this reaction is between sulphuric acid (a very corrosive liquid) and plates made from lead (a heavy metal)...

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Clean Pacific: Every Action Counts!

CPfscovpgWhat can i do to help achieve a Clean Pacific? 1. Form an Environment Committee in your school with members including teachers and students.  The same could be done in your community with youth taking the lead role as committee members...

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Pacific Wetlands - MEA Factsheet 4

MEAFactsheet4_wetlandsWetlands are areas where water is the primary factor controlling the environment and the associated plant and animal life.  These freshwater, brackish or marine areas provide tremendous economic and conservation benefits...

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Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) - MEA Factsheet 2

MEA_CBD_FS2_coverThe Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) is an international treaty dedicated to sustaining the rich diversity of life on earth while recognizing the need for human and economic development...

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Building MEA Capacity in Pacific Island Countries - MEA Factsheet 1

MEA_Building_Capacity_FS1_cvSince the Earth Summit in 1992, countries around the world have established a number of agreements to legally commit themselves to managing their environment. These are called “MEAs” - Multilateral Environmental Agreements (MEAs). SPREP..

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Biodiversity Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) - MEA Factsheet 3

MEA_CBD_FS3What is Biodiversity? Biodiversity is the term used to describe the variety of life on earth (it is the short form of “Biological Diversity”). All living things are collectively called biodiversity..

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Pacific Wetlands Conservation

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Wetlands are areas where water is the primary factor controlling the environment and the associated plant and animal life. These freshwater, brackish or marine areas provide a vital breeding habitat for wildlife and water filtration...

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Pacific Seagrasses - factsheet

factsheet_pacific_seagrassesSeagrasses are flowering plants (angiosperms) that grow exclusively in the marine environment. Seagrasses are marine plants like mangroves and algae (seaweeds) and are found throughout most Pacific Islands.

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Working together to save Dugongs

working_together_to_save_dugongsDugongs have been in existence for millions of years but they are now threatened. Their numbers have decreased in many areas and some populations have now completely disappeared.

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Pacific Year of Climate Change factsheets series [2009]

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Pacific Wetlands Conservation

pacific wetlands factsheetWetlands are areas where water is the primary factor controlling the environment and the associated plant and animal life. These freshwater, brackish or marine areas provide a vital breeding habitat for wildlife and water filtration.

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Plastic Bags

plastic bags factsheetMore than a billion single-use plastic bags are given out freely each day. While they may be free at the shops, they are costing our earth in many ways.

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Invasive Species Factsheet

invasive species factsheetThe Pacific islands have high numbers of endemic species. The population of many of these species is naturally very small, making them extremely vulnerable to disturbance. Invasive species pose perhaps the greatest risk to island ecosystems and biodiversity. This fact sheet outlines what they are, how they spread, and what we can do about them.

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Leatherback Turtles Factsheet

leatherback factsheetLeatherback turtles (Dermochelys coriacea) are descendants of a sea turtle species that evolved 110 million years ago. In the Western Pacific Ocean, their numbers have declined by 95% since the 1980s, due to excessive egg harvesting...

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Aquatic Invasive Species

aquatic invasives factsheetMarine invasive species, specifically those spread by ship ballast water, are a growing concern throughout the region. This fact sheet covers how these organisms are spread, specific tips on reducing transmission from ballast water, and identifies some of the primary species of international concern.

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Pacific Climate Change Factsheet

pacifc climate changePacific islands are extremely vulnerable to climate change. The most substantial impacts of climate change include losses of coastal infrastructure and land, more intense cyclones and droughts, failure of subsistence crops and coastal fisheries, losses of coral reefs and mangroves, and the spread of certain diseases. This fact sheet looks at some of the ways climate change will affect the Pacific way of life and the sustainable development of our islands.

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The Waigani Convention Factsheet

waigani convention factsheetThe Waigani Convention is the Pacific regional treaty regulating hazardous and radioactive wastes. This fact sheet provides background information on the Convention's history, parties, purposes, obligations, costs and benefits to Parties as well as SPREP's support activities and the Convention's place within the international hazardous waste control regime.

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Turtle-Tagging Factsheet

turtle tagging factsheetInformation on SPREP's turtle tagging programme, including sections on why SPREP tags turtles, what information is gained from tagging, types and methods of tagging, what to do if you find a tagged turtle, lessons learned from turtles tagged in the past, and information about the Turtle Research and Monitoring Sysetem (TREDS).

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Reducing Solid Waste Factsheet

reducing solid wasteWith landfill space at a premium and environmental hazards inherent to most disposal methods, solid waste is a problem that is here in the Pacific to stay. This factsheet looks at ways each of us can reduce our generation of waste and how to most effectively dispose, recycle or reuse what we now throw away.

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