“PAYT in Portugal… the next steps!” was the subject of ωορκσχοπ

The event was attended by national and international speakers and took place simultaneously with an exhibition of equipment for PAYT systems (“pay-as-you-throw”), which aim to reduce the waste bill.

As part of the CERNAS LIFE PAYT project -IPC, on November 21st the workshop “PAYT in Portugal … the next steps!” Was held in the auditorium of the Museu Romano Portugal in Sicó (PO.RO.S) in Condeixa-a-Nova, in order to promote innovation in the waste sector. Alongside this initiative, an equipment exhibition took place, promoted by technological development companies in the PAYT area, in which products and tools available in the national market for these systems were presented.

The workshop, which resulted from a partnership with the Municipality of Condeixa-a-Nova, was attended by the vice president of the Polytechnic of Coimbra, José Gaspar, the head of the Division of Environment and Urban Services of the Municipality of Condeixa- a-Nova, Helena Bigares and the councilor for Environment and Urban Services of the Municipality of Condeixa-a-Nova, António Ferreira, at the opening session. We highlight sessions given by national and international speakers on the future of PAYT systems and the discussion of the main constraints and potential improvements of the system, with the approach of several implementation examples.

José Gaspar, vice-president of IPC, highlighted the benefits of this project for society and emphasized the importance of awareness for environmental sustainability, referring that “the path to a more sustainable future must start at home and in day-to-day activities day. With LIFE PAYT, citizens, in addition to accessing a fairer tariff, are encouraged to reduce the amount of waste they produce at home and are contributing to reducing the amount of waste in landfills. ” LIFE PAYT aims to apply a PAYT waste pricing model – “pay-as-you-throw”, so that each citizen pays only what they put in the undifferentiated waste container, instead of a waste tariff depending on the consumption of water, as is currently the case in Portugal. (Page 8)