Carol spent her summer in Zanzibar studying its tourism as a consumption service. Specific focus included the impacts on local communities, natural ecosystems, and economies. Her work delves into the deeper interconnections between ecotourism and degradation of the local environment by researching the contributions of the tourism industry to waste generation locally and ocean plastic pollution globally. Her research explores tourism in Zanzibar as a consumption service including impacts on local communities, natural ecosystems, and economies. Specific objectives of this work include, first, the investigation of waste facilities and services on tourism sites: tracking the life cycle of materials, reuse-recovery-recycle practices, and final disposal of waste in Italian-owned resorts and hotels. Second, Carol studies the relationship between waste from tourism and municipal solid waste management. Her analysis will help to better understand how the waste services of tourism activities are integrated into a broader-scale waste management system (including waste collection on the shoreline, tourism attractions, and ecotourism sites).