Sustainable Development of Tourism Department of the UNWTO

Technical INSTO Webinar on Solid Waste Management

Thursday, 24 March 2022 12:00 noon CET (Madrid Time)

Solid waste management is an important aspect for the sustainable development of tourism in a destination. The inappropriate and inefficient use of resources, problems of contamination are only some aspects, which trigger much larger negative impacts in destinations and stress the need to monitor this aspect timely and regularly. While a waste audit shows how much and which kind of waste there is, where it is produced and ends up (e.g., landfill, composting plants, incinerator, etc.) it also allows to target tourism to assess its share to solid waste production. It furthermore helps destinations to stimulate circular economic processes, identify where reducing waste at the source is going to be most practicable and effective. Several indicators exist that allow destinations to monitor, inter alia, trends in solid waste production and recycling, development of waste services and on the perception of the cleanliness of a destination.

This seventh technical webinar will discuss experiences and lessons learned by some selected experts and Members of the UNWTO International Network of Sustainable Tourism Observatories (INSTO) in the field of measuring and monitoring solid waste. The webinar stems directly from the 11 mandatory key issue areas for INSTO members.
 

INTRODUCTION

Ms. Zoritsa Urosevic, Executive Director, UNWTO

Dr. Dirk Glaesser, Director, and Ms. Cordula Wohlmuther, Coordinator, Sustainable Development of Tourism, UNWTO
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TECHNICAL PRESENTATION

The challenges and opportunities of managing tourism & hospitality food waste at a destination level
Dr. Viachaslau Filimonau, Associate Professor, School of Hospitality and Tourism Management, University of Surrey, UK
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Mallorca towards catalysing circularity in tourism
Mr. Oscar Luis González Mansilla, Head of Communication and Institutional Relations, Garden Hotels Group, Mallorca, Spain
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Mr. Rafael Guinea Mairlot, Director General, TIRME, Mallorca, Spain
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PRESENTATIONS BY INSTO MEMBER

Croatian Sustainable Tourism Observatory, Croatia
Dr. Izidora Marković Vukadin, Science Associate, Institute for Tourism
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Tourism Observatory of Lake Toba, Indonesia
Prof. Dr. Nurlisa Ginting, Head of the Monitoring Center for the Sustainable Tourism Observatory, Universitas Sumatera Utara
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Navarre Tourism Observatory, Spain
Mr. Mattias Petter Bergman Johansen, Sociologist
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Solid Waste Management

Organized by the Sustainable Development of Tourism Department of the UNWTO.