The Lisbon Municipality , together with the Aveiro Municipality, the Condeixa-a-Nova Municipality, the Aveiro University and the Coimbra Polytechnic hosted the launching event of the LIFE PAYT projet – A tool to reduce waste in South Europe, taking place at Salão Nobre dos Paços do Concelho, Lisbon, Praça do Município, on the November 24th 2014, and starting at 2 PM.
With a budget of 2.517.571 euro, the project, co-funded by the European Union LIFE programme, started on September 1st 2016 and will have the duration of 40 months. LIFE PAYT – Tool to reduce waste in South Europe is a LIFE Environment Project co-funded by the European Commission. The duration of the project is 40 months starting on the 1st of September 2016.
The main purpose of the project is to support local authorities in adopting PAYT (“Pay-as-you-throw”) waste tariffs, which will encourage waste prevention and source segregation practices, fostering separate collection. It is also an objective of the project to extend developed methodologies to other municipalities, thus contributing to a resource efficient Europe and to the implementation of the European environmental strategies and Policies. The consortia is lead by the Coimbra Polytechnic and includes seven other partners: the Lisbon Municipality, the Aveiro Municipality, the Condeixa-a-Nova Municipality, the Aveiro University, the Larnaka Municipality, the Vrilissia Municipality and the National Technical University of Athens.
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Agência Portuguesa do Ambiente
Politécnico de Coimbra
Universidade de Aveiro