Environmentally sound management (ESM) toolkit

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  • The ESM toolkit is a collection of practical tools to assist Parties and other stakeholders in ensuring environmentally sound management of hazardous and other wastes.

    At its eleventh meeting, the Conference of the Parties adopted the ESM Framework as a guide for Parties and stakeholders to address the challenges of implementing environmentally sound management of hazardous and other wastes. At the same meeting, the Conference of the Parties also established an expert working group on environmentally sound management to promote the implementation of the Framework by developing practical tools to support it.

    The twelfth meeting of the Conference of the Parties recognized that the ESM toolkit may be evaluated and, if appropriate, updated, after the thirteenth meeting of the Conference of the Parties.

    Subsequently, the expert working group developed a series of tools, which it decided to group together in an online toolkit (ESM toolkit) in order to facilitate their accessibility and promotion.

    All tools included in the ESM toolkit have a strong practical emphasis and are intended to provide concise guidance on specific aspects of environmentally sound management. The ESM toolkit comprises the following tools:

  • Downloads
    docx 1) Compilation of training materials

    docx 2) ESM criteria

    docx 3) Facts sheets

    pdf *General Information: Implementation of ESM of wastes

    pdf *Electrical and electronic waste (E-waste)

    pdf *Waste vehicles

    pdf *Medical or healthcare waste

    pdf *Waste lead-acid batteries

    pdf *Waste oils

    pdf *Pneumatic tyres

    docx 4) Guidance on waste prevention

    docx 5) Informal sector Part 1

    docx 5) Informal sector Part 2

    docx 6) Pilot projects Part 1

    docx 6) Pilot projects Part 2

    docx 7) Practical manuals

    pdf *Terminology included in the practical manuals for the promotion of the ESM of wastes

    pdf *General policies and legislation

    pdf *Permits, licenses or authorizations

    pdf *Certification schemes

    pdf *Waste prevention

    docx 8) Private sector incentives

    docx 9) Self assessment checklist

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