Puerto Natales, Chile
Situated in Chilean Patagonia, Puerto Natales serves as the gateway to Torres del Paine National Park. The area welcomes 200,000 visitors annually.
Tourists visiting the park in Puerto Natales contribute to the waste management challenges in the area. As visitors explore the pristine natural beauty of the region, the waste they generate finds its way into the local landfill. This influx of waste can strain the landfill’s capacity and infrastructure. Given the fragile ecosystem of the area, sustainable tourism practices are essential to mitigate the negative impact on the environment and preserve the landscapes.