Waste management aims to reduce the impacts of waste on human health, the environment and the economy.  People and organizations manage waste by minimizing it at its sources and also by finding creative ways to turn waste into resources.Tourism can produce a lot of waste. Mainly, this comes from packaging for food, drinks, souvenirs and other products for consumption. A significant amount of tourism-associated waste also comes from single-use items. 

To mitigate waste-related environmental impacts, organizations can implement sustainable waste management practices and look for opportunities to use circular economy practices in their operations. There are many ways to reduce waste. Strategic design choices can prevent waste in the production process. Materials can be reused, repaired and recycled. Waste can be creatively repurposed as resources between sectors as well, generating shared value.

The BCTSN Guide to Waste Management and the Circular Economy covers several topics, including:

  • Strategies for reducing waste
  • The circular economy, its principles and implementation methods
  • Waste management and circularity case studies
  • What happens to our waste in Canada
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  • Download Audit Tool

So, what are you waiting for? Click the buttons above to download Guide 6 on Waste Management and the Circular Economy, as well as the supporting resources.

Adams River, near Shuswap Lake.

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