Hiiumaa Island – Estonia

Dealing with the improper waste disposal of tourists on Hiiumaa island

During holiday season the numerous public recyclables collecting sites of the island were constantly overloaded with mixed waste in all municipalities of Hiiu County. Some of the waste improperly stuffed into packaging waste bins, contaminating the contents of the container, some piled up just around the bins. Looking for solutions of the yearly increasing problem, the destination management, together with municipalities and local manufacturer worked out a system of so -called pre-paid mixed waste disposal bags for tourists.

Keywords: responsible waste management , visitors engagement , island protection , nature conservation

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