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Toolkit Turismo Hacia Basura Cero Puerto Natales, Torres del Paine, Chile

  • Published on March 29, 2023

Introducing the Spanish Toolkit for Zero Waste Tourism, tailored specifically for hostels and tour operators located in Puerto Natales and Torres del Paine. This groundbreaking guide addresses the pressing issue of waste management in Patagonia. Despite tourism being an industry touted for its role in preserving the wild beauty of Patagonia, little attention has been given to the detrimental impact of tourism waste on the smaller cities and towns lacking adequate infrastructure to handle large volumes of waste.


Our comprehensive toolkit includes:


- A checklist designed for tour operators and accommodations

- A checklist tailored for food services

- A Zero Waste Tourism guide specifically crafted for Puerto Natales and Torres del Paine

- A brochure for tourists titled "Going Zero Waste," which highlights where to purchase items in bulk, how to reduce waste, repair items, compost organic materials, and engage in recycling efforts while visiting Puerto Natales and Punta Arenas

- Sample Zero Waste commitments for tourism businesses and local enterprises

- A guide to recycling both at home and while traveling

- Social media posts to promote Zero Waste practices

- And much more.


Access these invaluable resources and more at Join us in our mission to foster sustainable tourism practices and preserve the natural wonders of Patagonia.

Zero waste tourism is pivotal for fostering responsible tourism development and supporting local communities in the southern regions of Chile. Our project is dedicated to disseminating techniques and organizational processes aimed at enabling a wide range of tourism and local businesses to minimize the overall waste generated in these areas, which often lack adequate infrastructure for waste management and treatment. Additionally, we actively promote local consumption to further bolster sustainable practices within the region.

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