Azores- pilot project for organic waste collection

By TPN/Lusa, in World · 12-09-2019 17:37:00 · 0 Comments

In 2020, the Azores will start a pilot project for the selective collection of organic waste, said the regional secretary for energy, environment and tourism on Wednesday, and agreed to support municipalities that want to join.

Marta Guerreiro said that "later this year" we will conclude the acquisition of 750 containers of 800 litres for the disposal of biodegradable urban waste", which will be "delivered to municipalities that join the pilot project, to be placed next to selective recycling containers".

The project will be financed by the EU.

There will also be campaigns to raise awareness of the separation of organic waste among the population.

Marta Guerreiro called for municipalities to join the initiative in 2020, remembering that changes to the Waste Directive require that the selective collection of organic waste be implemented by 2023.


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