All comments for the draft standard must be submitted by July 23, 2020.

The Comments form can be downloaded from below this page.



This standard specifies requirements for implementing and maintaining a solid waste management programme at tourism businesses including hotels and guesthouses, sites and attractions and food service establishments.


Reference documents:

  • QTC 102:2001 Solid Waste Management


Justification for standard:

The management of solid waste generated by the tourism sector and the local populations of Caribbean territories present many challenges. Poor solid waste management can lead to negative environmental health impacts affecting humans, plant and animal life, ecosystems, air quality, and attractiveness of the landscape. While national/government policies and private sector initiatives may be in place to address waste management, standards can play an important role in that regard.


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