WIT Press


Solid Waste From The Hospitality Industry In Cyprus

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/ISLANDS120041

Volume

166

Pages

9

Page Range

41 - 49

Published

2012

Size

298 kb

Author(s)

A. A. Zorpas, K. Lasaridi, I. Voukkali, P. Loizia & V. J. Inglezakis

Abstract

Solid waste generation and disposal is one of the most negative impacts of hotels on the environment. Hospitality industries often pay little attention to their environmental responsibilities. Solid waste is a key concern in the hospitality industry. Typically, a hotel guest can produce 1 kg of waste per day that accumulates to thousands of tonnes of waste annually. Many hotel operators have very little interest in reducing and/or recycling waste, believing that such activities are too expensive and time-consuming. The main objectives of this study were to provide data regarding the solid waste management from hotel and present typical practices for waste prevention / minimization at source. Keywords: hotels solid waste, prevention activities, waste minimization.

Keywords

Keywords: hotels solid waste, prevention activities, waste minimization