Guidelines & Tools

Guidelines for national waste management strategies


This document provides a conceptual and methodological framework that countries may apply and adapt to their particular circumstances. It outlines a possible process and poses questions that countries may wish to consider as they develop integrated national waste management strategies. Part I of the document is an introduction providing context, an overview and an examination of preliminary issues, including the rationale for a national waste management strategy. Part II explores the challenges and opportunities waste management presents. Part III deals with the major considerations influencing the policy choices involved in a national strategy, while Part IV outlines the process of strategy development, monitoring, and implementation. To support the methodology, the document provides additional information resources in the annexes