4th LIFE PAYT Project monitoring visit carried out by videoconference – without site visit activity

In view of the current situation and the restrictions imposed by the pandemic caused by COVID-19, the 4th Monitoring Visit to the LIFE PAYT Project took place on 21 May by videoconference and was attended by Dr. Filipa Ferrão (External monitoring team of European Commission / EASME) and all partners. The work carried out within the scope of the LIFE

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LIFE PAYT Project joins Webminar organized by Aberta University (UAb)

Due to the isolation and circumstances of remote work, Universidade Aberta invited the LIFE PAYT project to be the theme of a lecture during a Webminar (web-based seminar), organized under the graduation studies on Environmental Sciences. The Webminar “Field Works II ” was held from April 13 to 16, 2020. The presentation of the project “LIFE PAYT: A tool to reduce

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LIFE PAYT project gives a presentation during event promoted by ESAC Student Association

The participants of the 11th edition of the Week of Courses, promoted on February 20, 2020 by the Students Association of ESAC (Escola Superior Agrária de Coimbra) had the opportunity to listen to the LIFE PAYT project-manager Catarina Sousa about the need to change behavior in relation to waste separation and recycling. The theme presented addressed the need for economic

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Video conferencing: LIFE PAYT Project continues to be promoted

In order to circumvent the social isolation required by COVID-19, the lecture “The LIFEPAYT Project: A tool to reduce waste in Southern Europe”, held last April 4th under the Master in Environmental Management of Coimbra Agricultural School (ESAC) was transmitted by videoconference. The manager of the LIFE PAYT project, Catarina Sousa, drew attention to the need to meet national and

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Influence of Covid-19’s “State of Emergency” within the implementation of the LIFE PAYT project

In view of the dramatic situation we are experiencing in Portugal and around the world, resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic, the “State of Emergency” declaration, installed in Portugal and other countries (including in the Project partner countries, Greece and Cyprus), it brought severe measures of mandatory isolation and social distance. In this context, most people are working from home (as

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PIC joins the Lisbon Municipality team during their visits to the large waste producers

On February 11, 2020, members of the LIFE PAYT team from the Polytechnical Institute of Coimbra (PIC) joined the Lisbon Municipality team in two monitoring visits to the Large Waste Producers. This activity carried out periodically by technicians of the Munucipality includes about 10 monthly visits to check  on the spot each of the systems implemented, serving to assess the

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LIFE PAYT team conducts a survey for the non-domestic sector in Condeixa-a-Nova

On the 16th, 21st and 22nd of January and on the 4th and 5th February 2020, the IPC and CMC teams conducted a face-to-face opinion surveys in several parishes in the municipality of Condeixa-a-Nova, as part of an action developed under the LIFE PAYT Project. Focused only at the non-domestic sector, the surveys aimed to collect the perception and behavior

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State of play on the testing phase of the PAYT container installed in the Forca Vouga zone in Aveiro

In the first testing phase of  the PAYT container for undifferentiated urban waste carried out in Aveiro in 2018, mechanical problems were identified with the type of container installed, another limitation was the too small (25 liters) capacity of the tank for waste deposition, which led to a long process of collaboration with the service provider to find a better solution.

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Condeixa-a-Nova has two new vehicles to measure the volume of waste and promote recycling

The municipality of Condeixa-a-Nova received in November a new car mixed waste collection you want to reply to the implementation of PAYT system (Pay as you throw / pay for what lies outside), expected to come into force in the first quarter of 2020, benefiting more who separates recyclables. In addition to the collection of mixed waste car, the city

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