|Industrial waste management is an important area that requires strengthening in Trinidad and Tobago. Currently, neither guidelines nor laws exist in the country regarding industrial waste. It is therefore a priority that the waste stream is addressed by environmental law, with regulations in specific areas such as private sector investment, technical processes, and the governmental institutions involved. Legislation will also need to find a solution to the lack of financial resources to encourage waste minimization and safe disposal. For waste generators, technical guidelines and economic incentives for waste minimization and safe disposal are currently absent. There is also the potential for capacity-strengthening in public education, as awareness of emission and pollution hazards is low.