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The potential of food waste in the Dominican Republic

Gerold Hafner
Country: Dominican Republic
Original language: English

Tourist resorts in the leading travel destinations have an excellent potential for generating biogas. It’s essential to develop sustainable tourism in these places and to prevent food waste from being diverted into the landfills. Let’s examine the cases in Turkey and the Dominican Republic. Every tourist in the Dominican Republic produces from 2 ...

Tourist resorts in the leading travel destinations have an excellent potential for generating biogas. It’s essential to develop sustainable tourism in these places and to prevent food waste from being diverted into the landfills. Let’s examine the cases in Turkey and the Dominican Republic. Every tourist in the Dominican Republic produces from 2 to 4.5 kg of waste per day, 75% of which is organic waste. If we consider about 5-6 million tourists per year, it’s easy to understand how the opportunities for generating biogas are particularly attractive. 

 

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