INTOSAI – Working Group on Environmental Auditing

Focus on waste: Examples of national government on waste management

All countries experience waste-related problems, which require policies and practical solutions. The waste management systems vary between countries. The following links to national governments and agencies illustrate how waste management policies and systems work in different countries.

Austria

Federal Environmental Agency—Umweltbundesamt—Waste management

Australia

Australian Government Department of the Environment and Heritage—Waste and recycling

Australian Government Department of Education, Science and Training—Radioactive Waste Management

Australia Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety Agency

Belgium

Public waste agency of Flanders

Canada

Environment Canada—Waste Management

Canadian Council of Ministers of the Environment (CCME)—Waste Management

Nuclear Fuel Waste Bureau

Nuclear Waste Management Organization

China

State Environmental Protection Administration of China

China / Hong Kong

Environmental Protection Department—Waste

Denmark

Danish Environmental Protection Agency—Waste and recycling

Estonia

Estonian Environment Information Centre

Finland

Ministry of the Environment—Waste management

Radiation and Nuclear Safety Authority (STUK)—nuclear waste

France

National Radioactive Waste Management Agency

Germany:

Federal Ministry of the Environment, Nature Conservation, and Nuclear Safety

Ireland:

Department of the Environment, Heritage and Local Government—Waste Management

Environmental Protection Agency—Waste

Israel

Ministry of Environmental Protection

Japan:

Ministry of the Environment—Waste and Recycling

Nuclear Waste Management Organization of Japan (NUMO)

Korea (republic of)

Ministry of Environment—Waste Management

Malta

Ministry for Rural Affairs and the Environment

The Netherlands:

Ministry of Housing, Spatial Planning and the Environment—Waste Policy

New Zealand

Ministry of the Environment—Waste

Norway

Stat of Environment Norway—Waste

Singapore

National Environment Agency—Waste Management

South Africa

South African Government Department of Environmental Affairs and Tourism

Sweden

Swedish Nuclear Fuel and Waste Management Body

Switzerland

Federal Office of the Environment (FOEN)—Waste

The United Kingdom

Environment Agency—Waste

Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA)—Waste and Recycling

Committee on Radioactive Waste Management (CORWM)

The United States

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency—Wastes

The Office of Civilian Radioactive Waste Management (OCRWM)

Others

EU-China Network for Capacity Building on Municipal Waste Management

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