Guidance and examples

Under the links below, you will find guidance on reduction of uPOP formation from open burning and key data on open burning and uPOPs from countries participating in the project. The links also give examples from these and other developing countries of efforts in reduction of open waste burning, including which best available techniques (BAT) and best environmental practices (BEP) were tried out. Examples of measures are increased waste collection rates, increased recycling of valuable resources (circular economy), improved burning conditions, etc. The links also give hints to what worked well, and how could things perhaps be done better.


General guidance, training material and awareness raising material

Guidance Material

Stockholm Convention guidelines on BAT/BEP for open waste burning supplemented to reflect SADC country conditions
This document includes both the original globally adopted guideline text (with legal status) and supplementary text on the same topics, as relevant, reflecting the actual situation and realistic possibilities in the SADC region, represented by the seven countries participating in the project. As such, the hope is that it can be a useful tool for policy makers in the SADC region as well as elsewhere in Africa.”

Training material developed under this project

Risks from open waste burning Municipal waste management plan development
Stockholm Convention and uPOPs from open burning Occupational health in waste management
Open burning BAT-BEP measures Circular economy

Awareness material developed under this project

Background information Student's Training Booklet
General Leaflet Waste Picker Poster
Poster_School Competition Certificate Illustration

Links to other material

The linked document gives an overview and links to examples of other resources on reduction of open waste burning and waste management. Disclaimer: We cannot take responsibility for outdated links (in such cases google document title)


Guidance and examples from project countries