Girona to host forum on tourism waste management
30% of all municipal waste generated in tourist destinations and major events, according to European study
The second #wasteinprogress forum in Girona, northern Catalonia, will share ideas focusing on how to tackle 60% of the waste generated in tourist destinations and major events.
“We found this topic interesting,” explained Frederic Puig, one of the organizers behind the forum, at a press conference on Wednesday, “because it is one of the big difficulties, not only in Catalonia, but also worldwide.”
According to a European study, 30% of all municipal waste is created in these two areas. The forum, to be held from February 21 to 23 next year, will take into account ideas from places such as Taipei (Taiwan), Sardinia (Italy), and Sant Llorenç de Cardassar (Balearic Islands) in how to deal with waste management. It aims to be a laboratory for the recycling of ideas.
"It is one of the big difficulties, not only in Catalonia, but also worldwide"
Frederic Puig · #wasteinprogress organizer
In the forum’s Tourism for Progress area, the waste policies of Orlando’s Disneyworld theme park, as well as Italy’s cycling competition, the Giro d'Italia, will also be taken into account.
There will be workshops on specific topics such as waste management in natural spaces, ski resorts, and second homes.
The first edition of the event, which took place earlier in 2017, focused on recycling in cities with more than 50,000 inhabitants.