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Tackling the waste issues on Isla Navarino : a research into the possibilities of waste materials

Bellinga, M.J.A. (2007) Tackling the waste issues on Isla Navarino : a research into the possibilities of waste materials.

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Abstract:Enviu is a Dutch non governmental organization (NGO) which focuses on an entrepreneurial attitude towards sustainable development. Enviu has several projects in the Netherlands but is also active in the most southern parts of Chile, South America. It is active on the island Isla Navarino. Puerto Williams with 2200 inhabitants is the biggest village on the island, which is the southernmost village on earth. Enviu and other people on Isla Navarino are concerned about the waste situation on the island. The quantity of waste has grown over the years because the population has grown. Moreover more tourists visit the island and they also produce waste. Another issue is that the waste dump on which household waste is dumped, is reaching its maximum capacity. A third challenge is that waste is not separated; a consequence is that useful materials are lost. Plans for a new waste site are in progress but it is not clear when it will be implemented. A new waste dump however only provides new capacity and does not reduce the waste dump in general, nor prevents the dumping of useful materials. That is why this research focuses on reducing the total quantity of valuable materials dumped and uses waste materials in a better way. The research objective is formulated based on this problem definition: Improving waste management on Isla Navarino by decreasing the volume of valuable materials dumped on the domestic waste dump through sustainable waste solutions.
Item Type:Essay (Master)
Faculty:BMS: Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences
Subject:85 business administration, organizational science
Programme:Business Administration MSc (60644)
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