From 20,000 to 135,000 residents in the high season
This island paradise in the Adriatic is a pioneer in a country with little tradition of selective waste collection. Its population is seven times larger during the summer months. It is currently in the process of implementing a model that will allow it to reach 75% selective collection.
Selective collection: 54%
Over 1.1 million overnight stays annually
This alpine valley located in the heart of the Dolomites receives a large number of visitors throughout the whole year. The Ski World Cup has been held there, as well as other sports events that attract large crowds every season. Its model of selective waste collection allows it to achieve record figures.
Selective collection: 86%
Over 7 million visitors annually
With over 2.5 million inhabitants, Taipei was an example of poor waste management and urban hygiene. Implementing policy changes has allowed the city to turn this situation around and achieve selective collection results that are above average for cities about its size, with similar difficulties. The introduction of pay-as-you-throw systems with prepaid bags and segregated collection of food waste are some of the aspects that have made this possible.
Selective collection: 67 %
Sinotech Engineering Services, ltd engineer
A leading tourist destination in Spain
Sant Llorenç des Cardassar is a municipality on the eastern coast of Mallorca with 8 km of coastline. With hotels offering places for over 25,000 people to stay, it has implemented a waste collection tax discount system for almost all of the town's high-volume waste producers. As a result of these discounts, more than 10 hotels have achieved separate collection results of over 70 % in weight-some of tem have even surpassed 80 %. The measures implemented affect not only food service industry organic waste, but also separation at source in clients' rooms.
Separate collection: 56 %
Gaspar Fuster Amer
A town on the Sardinian coast with over 10,000 inhabitants and the island's best results
The island of Sardinia as a whole is already coming close to 60 % separate collection, thanks in part to its economic policies, which provide incentives for good results. Tortolì, a town on the coast with many natural landmarks and crowded beaches such as the ones in Arbatax, is the leader of Sardinian tourist towns in separate collection, as it is the municipality with over 10,000 inhabitants that collects the most waste separately. Its population triples during the months of the high season and so it has experience in facing the difficulties of managing waste in tourist towns.
Separate collection: 82%
Environment councillor of Tortoli
Comercial Director of Formula Ambiente
One of the cycling Grand Tours, at the head of the Ride Green project
This event lasts more than twenty days and has very complex logistics. In 2015, the organisation of the Giro started the Ride Green project, which organises and promotes the proper separation of the waste produced by the race. The project also takes advantage of the race's progress through dozens of municipalities to raise awareness in places that still haven't achieved good selective collection results.
Selective collection: 89%
At hte forefront of waste management in theme parks
The Walt Disney Company has won various national awards for the trajectory of its two theme parks in California. One of these, from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, recognises the company's organic waste management programme, which has allowed some of the parks' themed areas to achieve results of even more than 90 % separate collection. They are also carrying out programmes to improve separate collection in their hotels and restaurants.
Separate collection: 40-60%
Anthony Frederic Garcia
Director of Environmental Integration of Disneyland Resort
18 days with 6.2 million visitors from 65 countries
This event needs no introduction. During the 2017 Oktoberfest, 7.5 million litres of beer were drunk and tens of thousands of meals were served. But the figures on the management of the waste generated there are even more exceptional, and there is no other event in the world that is known to come close.
Dr. Ursula Triebswetter
City of Munich. Co-ordinator Sustainable Economy of the Department of Labor and Economic Development