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National Environmental Management: Waste Act, 2008

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To reform the law regulating waste management in order to protect health and the environment by providing reasonable measures for the prevention of pollution and ecological degradation and for securing ecologically sustainable development; to provide for institutional arrangements and planning matters; to provide for national norms and standards for regulating the management of waste by all spheres of government; to provide for specific waste management measures; to provide for the licensing and control of waste management activities; to provide for the remediation of contaminated land; to provide for the national waste information system; to provide for compliance and enforcement; and to provide for matters connected therewith.

 

Last update: October 2012


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The National Environmental Management: Waste Act, 2008 (Act No. 59 of 2008) has been amended by Government Gazette 32000, dated 10 March 2009 – Notice 278; New Act.