Waste and tourism in 500 European cities

In a new EU research project, URBAN WASTE, we are working with waste behaviour and management in touristic cities. One of the first tasks was to collect data for a status quo assessement with waste and tourism key indicators. There are 11 partner cities/regions in the project which are quite diverse. To put their diversity in a bigger context, I compared municipal waste data and tourist overnight stays of the case cities and 500 other European cities, based on data from Urban Audit. The figure below shows the cities’ location on those two axes as well as the population size.



The median for municipal waste per inhabitant is about a half ton per year. The median overnight stays per inhabitant is at 2.6. Some the Urban Waste cases (black circles) are very touristic places, e.g. Puerto de la Cruz and Arona (both on Tenerife) which actually have more than 100 annual overnight stays per inhabitant. They are also above the median of waste production.

~ by landblend on 05/09/2017.

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