Workshop “PAYT in Portugal… the next steps!”

As part of the LIFE PAYT – Tool to reduce waste in South Europe project, co-financed by the European Union, this event is being organized, which will take place on the 21st of November, in Condeixa-a-Nova (at the Portugal Romano Museum in Sicó – PO.RO.S). This Workshop, which will bring a multiplicity of actors from the waste sector, from regulatory entities, government entities, rising management entities, municipalities and their associations, consulting companies, academia, among others, will take place simultaneously with an Equipment Exhibition where companies that develop technology in this area and that present solutions available on the market related

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Polytechnic of Coimbra promotes Workshop on technological challenges in Portugal

As part of LIFE PAYT – a European project aimed at reducing the waste bill – the workshop takes place simultaneously with an exhibition of equipment and aims at innovation in the waste sector. Within the scope of the LIFE PAYT project of the Polytechnic Institute of Coimbra (IPC), the workshop “PAYT in Portugal… the next steps!” Will take place tomorrow, November 21, in the auditorium of the Portugal Romano Museum in Sicó (PO.RO. S) in Condeixa-a-Nova, in order to promote innovation in the waste sector. The workshop, organized in partnership with the Municipality of Condeixa-a-Nova, takes place simultaneously with

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New recyclable containers to increase recycling and preserve the environment

The municipality of Condeixa-a-Nova has been reinforcing the number of recyclables containers in places of greater population concentration, having installed, in the second half of 2018, another 31 equipments in order to increase the volume and quantity of multimaterial recycling. With this reinforcement, the population of the municipality of Condeixa will benefit from an increase in the containerization capacity for selective disposal and improve the level of accessibility to this equipment. The locations of the new location points resulted from a previous study prepared by the Division of Environment and Urban Services of the municipality. “In addition to improving people’s

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Condeixa-a-Nova started free collection of waste from commercial establishments

The Center of Solid Urban Waste (ERSUC) started in August a free door to door collection service for waste from business premises of Condeixa-a-Nova, announced today by the authority of the municipality of the district of Coimbra. “In order to increase the amount and quality of recyclables, the ERSUC in collaboration with the municipality of Condeixa began on August 20th the selective door-to-door collection service  dedicated to the commercial establishments” (non-domestic sector), said the authority. According to Nuno Moita, Mayor of Condeixa-a-Nova, it is “a system that has already been implemented in other countries and with very relevant results in

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90 Seconds of Science – EP. 400 Célia Ferreira – LIFE PAYT: With this tool you will be able to save on the sanitation tariff

With tests taking place in five municipalities, this tool will evaluate a system for taxing municipal waste based on the amount of waste that each person produces. Who is recycling and is producing less waste will pay less at the end of the month.​ Célia Ferreira, researcher at CICECO – Materials Institute of the Aveiro University (UA) and at CERNAS – Research Center for Natural Resources, Environment and Society of the Polytechnic Institute of Coimbra (IPC), is developing the LIFE PAYT project with the objective to promote recycling and reuse of waste among the Portuguese population. “The tariff model implemented in

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The tariff regulation of the waste management service is now being amended

On the 11th of October, ERSAR (Water and Waste Services Regulation Authority) published on its official page, the beginning of the “procedure for changing of tariff regulation of the municipal waste management service”. Until the 25th of October (when the period of 10 working days ends), ERSAR invites all interested parties to send by email ([email protected]) comments and suggestions that they consider relevant in the scope of the revision of the Tariff Regulation of Municipal Waste. According to the new, at a later time, “the interested parties may comment on the draft Regulation that will be submitted to public consultation

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Dumpsters from Forca neighborhood with informative labels

Forca neighborhood in Aveiro is ready to receive the new waste disposal dumpsters. Aveiro Municipality, a beneficiary from LIFE PAYT project, hopes to get a reduction  of undifferentiated waste production between 20 to 40% for the households and between 40 to 60% for the commerce sector in the implementation area of Bairro da Forca. It is expected that the quantity of recyclables will increase in the same proportion, say the promotores of the LIFE PAYT project. In November, the new dumpsters are expected to be ready for use by approximately 300 residents and retailers. In that area of the city, the conventional

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5th International Conference on Sustainable Solid Waste Management

The experience gained from the development and implementation of advanced waste management schemes, as well as the pilot implementation of LIFE PAYT project at the Municipality of Vrilissia were highlighted on the presentation of A. Mavraganis under the title “Solid waste management in Vrilissia municipality” (5th International Conference on Sustainable Solid Waste Management, 21-24 June, 2017).

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