Solid waste from the hospitality industry in cyprus

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

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10 Citations (Scopus)


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.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIsland Sustainability II
Number of pages9
ISBN (Print)9781845646189
Publication statusPublished - 2012
Event2nd International Conference on Island Sustainability, ISLANDS 2012 - Island of Brac, Croatia
Duration: Sep 17 2012Sep 19 2012


Other2nd International Conference on Island Sustainability, ISLANDS 2012
CityIsland of Brac


  • Hotels solid waste
  • Prevention activities
  • Waste minimization

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Environmental Science(all)

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