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Management of Municipal Solid Waste in One of the Galapagos Islands
Marco Ragazzi 1 , Riccardo Catellani 1 , Elena Cristina Rada, Vincenzo Torretta 2 , Xavier Salazar-Valenzuela 3
1  Department of Civil, Environmental and Mechanical Engineering, University of Trento, Via Mesiano 77, Trento I-38123, Italy
2  Department of Biotechnologies and Life Sciences, University of Insubria, Via G.B. Vico 46, Varese I-21100, Italy
3  Office of Environmental Management, Municipality of Santa Cruz, Av. Charles Darwin y 12 de Febrero, Puerto Ayora 200350, Santa Cruz Island, Galapagos, Ecuador

Published: 09 December 2014 by MDPI in Sustainability
MDPI, Volume 6; 10.3390/su6129080
Abstract: This paper analyses some aspects of the management of municipal solid waste in one of the islands of the Galapagos archipelago. The aim is to point out a few aspects of an interesting experience that could help decision managers faced with the organization of the waste sector in similar realities. The relevance of this case study consists in the presence of a very famous National Park surrounding the inhabited area. The role of tourism in the generation of waste is analyzed too.
Keywords: Municipal solid waste, tourism, Galapagos, Island
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