Sixth INSTO Insights Webinar: Measurement in the Area of Solid Waste Management at the Destination Level
Wednesday 5 July 2023 | 12:00 – 13:00 pm CEST | Zoom Session
Solid waste management is an important aspect of sustainable development of tourism at destination level. Inappropriate and inefficient use of resources, contamination problems are only some of the aspects that cause much larger negative impacts in destinations and underline the need for timely and regular monitoring of solid waste management. While waste audits show how much and what kind of waste there is, where it is generated and where it ends up (e.g., in landfills, composting plants, incinerators, etc.) they also allow to assess tourism's share in solid waste production. It also helps to stimulate circular economy processes by identifying where waste reduction at the source is most practicable and effective.
There are several indicators that allow destinations to monitor, inter alia, trends in solid waste production and recycling, the development of waste services and the perception of the cleanliness of a destination.
This sixth INSTO Insights webinar discussed the experiences of selected experts and INSTO Members in measuring solid waste management at the destination level. Solid waste management is one of the 11 key issue areas INSTO Members have to monitor and manage. Experiences were shared on used indicators and various methodologies in this regard. The implications of these monitoring efforts in terms of informing policies and strategies were also be discussed.