Waste management and hygiene

Waste management and hygiene are significant challenges in some parts of Te Moanaui Oceania due to inadequate infrastructure, urban population growth, and climate change impacts. Insufficient waste disposal facilities and improper sanitation practices contribute to pollution and public health risks. Climate change-induced extreme weather events and rising sea levels pose additional threats to waste management systems and sanitation infrastructure. The following nature-based solutions may be useful when considering improving waste management and sanitation.