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Sustainability 2014, 6(12), 9080-9095;

Management of Municipal Solid Waste in One of the Galapagos Islands

Department of Civil, Environmental and Mechanical Engineering, University of Trento, Via Mesiano 77, Trento I-38123, Italy
Department of Biotechnologies and Life Sciences, University of Insubria, Via G.B. Vico 46, Varese I-21100, Italy
Office of Environmental Management, Municipality of Santa Cruz, Av. Charles Darwin y 12 de Febrero, Puerto Ayora 200350, Santa Cruz Island, Galapagos, Ecuador
Central University of Ecuador, Galapagos Head, Barrio Miraflores entre Petrel y San Cristóbal, Puerto Ayora 200350, Santa Cruz Island, Galapagos, Ecuador
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Received: 6 October 2014 / Revised: 24 November 2014 / Accepted: 26 November 2014 / Published: 9 December 2014
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Sustainability of Resources)
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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. View Full-Text
Keywords: Galapagos; island; municipal solid waste; tourism Galapagos; island; municipal solid waste; tourism

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Ragazzi, M.; Catellani, R.; Rada, E.C.; Torretta, V.; Salazar-Valenzuela, X. Management of Municipal Solid Waste in One of the Galapagos Islands. Sustainability 2014, 6, 9080-9095.

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