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National Environmental Management: Waste Act, 2008

1 July 2009

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Amendments to this Act

Draft Amendments to this Act


List of waste management activities that have, or are likely to have, a detrimental effect on the environment

Exclusion of Waste Streams from the Definition of Waste

Strategies, policies and plans

National norms and standards

Contaminated Land

Waste Management Plans

Fee Structures

Documents published in the 1998 Waste Management Series, produced by the then Department of Water Affairs and Forestry, which are still applicable

Draft Regulations and Notices

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Section 24of the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa, 1996

Everyone has the right to an environment that is not harmful to their health or well-being; and to have the environment protected, for the benefit of present and future generations, through reasonable legislative and other measures that prevent pollution and ecological degradation; promote conservation; and secure ecologically sustainable development and use of natural resources while promoting justifiable economic and social development.

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