LIFE PAYT Project takes proposals regarding waste to a Seminar in the South of Portugal

The coordinator of the LIFE PAYT project, Professor Célia Dias-Ferreira, joined the Seminar ‘From Waste to new products – Shared responsibility’ in Reguengos de Monsaraz, Portugal, on the 6th of April.

In addition to the mentioned project, some comparative data on the PAYT system in Europe were also presented, pointing to results that are useful as a response to two challenges for waste management: to hold individuals responsible for the waste they produce and to encourage positive behaviour through a fair tariff.

Another issue discussed was the behaviour of the Portuguese citizen regarding waste separation, as only 34% of the population separating consistently. Despite this, 11% assume never separate and among the reasons for the negative attitude are: lack of space (24%), distance from kerbside recycling points (22%) and 6% think it is not worthy.

Monsaraz photo
Photo by hans pohl