ILO/JICA Waste Management Workshop in Papua New Guinea

ILO is collaborating with JICA to provide occupational safety and health interventions to garbage workers that are keeping the city of Port Moresby clean.

Following on from its success in Fiji, the ILO and JICA embarked on developing a similar programme for safe and efficient waste collection systems in Port Moresby, PNG. Waste collectors contribute to cleaning the environment but they face many risks associated with their work such as handling heavy and sometimes dangerous wastes, working in the hot sun, rainy days, busy traffic, not to mention vicious dogs.