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Title: A comparison of solid waste generation rate between types of hotel in Hoian ancient city, Vietnam
Authors: Toan, Pham Phu Song
Giang, Hoang Minh
Keywords: Solid waste generation
Hotel industry
Tourism industry
Solid waste management
Hoi An City
Issue Date: 2017
Series/Report no.: The 28th Annual Conference of JSMCWM;pp. 507 - 508
Abstract: Recently, tourism has rapidly grown and become a major industry in the world. Hoi An City (HAC), which is a small ancient town in the center of Vietnam welcomes an average of 2,500,000 arrivals per year. Responding to the increase in visitors with the rise of the hotel industry, HAC reached 446 accommodations with 7,795 rooms in 2016. Tourism brings and sustains many positive benefits on employment and economic value to society. However, tourism activities also have negative influences on the environment in which solid waste generation (SWG) from hospitality sectors is one of the most severe impacts. Many previous studies mentioned about SWG from hotels with partial views. Chan and Lam (2001) measured the waste generation from mid-size hotels in Hong Kong and showed that the mid-scale hotels should apply green accounting in the long run to reduce SWG and environmental cost. Another study conducted a survey of 50 hotels in Vietnam by questionnaire to estimate the audits of SWG from 4 scales of hotels [2]. In this work, 24 five-star hotels in Cairo, Egypt have investigated the weight of solid waste by questionnaire survey to identified whether the SWG from these hotels complies with international standard benchmarks. No studies about SWG in small hotels, villas or homestays have been found. In brief, SWG from hotel activities has been reviewed with different partitions. In this study, solid waste generated from all types of hotels in the hospitality industry in HAC is identified, analyzed and compared.
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