LIFE PAYT Project is a reference in Circular Economy at the IPC2Society conference

The technology and knowledge transfer to society is a key role of research centers, such as the Polytechnic Institute of Coimbra (IPC). The LIFE PAYT project is one of the reference fruits from IPC presented under the theme Circular Economy during the conference IPC2Society in Coimbra, on April 11.

The PAYT system is a tool to reduce waste in southern Europe by changing waste management tariff system, by using differentiated economic strategies to associate producers with their waste responsibly.

The conference, held in partnership with the Institute for Applied Research, presented the LIFE PAYT project as IPC’s partner, which includes two other research centers and five city councils. The role of the IPC is to manage technical tasks of the project, such as the consortium, application and financial management.