The municipality of Condeixa-a-Nova is a reference of good practices in relation to waste management, seeking to contribute to the Circular Economy. Through the presentation “Condeixa towards circularity: the municipal model of Waste Management” the work that has been developed by the municipality to eliminate inefficiencies was addressed, through a more efficient waste management that seeks to avoid the waste of natural resources, minimizing or eradicating the creation of waste and maximizing the useful life and value of the product. Given that cities are big consumers of natural resources, sources of pollutant emissions and waste production, such a transition to a circular model cannot be done without structural changes in the urban management model.
In this sense, the LIFE PAYT project emerges as an example of instrument to promote sustainability, as it was presented by Dr. Helena Bigares, head of the Environment and Urban Services Division of the Condeixa-a-Nova City Hall during the ” II Technical Conference on Ecodesign “, in the framework of a workshop entitled” Circular Cities “. The event was organized by the “DEGREN – DEsign & GReen ENgineering” cooperation program and took place at the Pedro Nunes Institute (Coimbra), on the 10th of April.