61. Objectives of national waste information system

The objective of the national waste information system is to -

  1. store, verify, analyse, evaluate and provide data and information for the protection of the environment and management of waste;
  2. provide information for the development and implementation of any integrated waste management plan required in terms of this Act; and
  3. provide information to organs of state and the public -
    1. for education, awareness raising, research and development purposes;
    2. for planning, including the prioritisation of regulatory, waste minimisation and other initiatives;
    3. for obligations to report in terms of any legislation;
    4. for public safety management;
    5. on the status of the generation, collection, reduction, re-use, recycling and recovery, transportation, treatment and disposal of waste; and
    6. the impact of waste on health and the environment.