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Guimarães

CIRCULAR ECONOMY TARGETS
  • Building environmental education and awareness actions open to the community
  • The mixed waste stream to reach a target value of 120 kg/capita/year by 2030                                                                 
  • Reduce the total amount of waste generated to 362 kg/capita/year by 2030                                                                
  • Collect 75% of recyclables and extend the PAYT tax system to the entire territory of the municipality by 2030
  • Extend the separate collection of biowaste to the entire territory of the municipality by 2028
  • 73% by 2030 of biowaste catch rate;                                            
  • Contribute to increasing domestic composting to 30% of the population in 2030                                                         
  • By 2030, the preparing for re-use and the recycling of municipal waste shall be increased to a minimum of 60 % by weight
  • Climate-neutral and Smart City by 2030                                          
  • Valorise 75% of textile waste at 2026                                                                                
  • 100% of citizens committed to environmental protection by 2050                     
MAIN CHALLENGES TO ACHIEVE TARGETS

Citizens engagement and financial support to promote circular economy projects, manage the bridge between procurement and local businesses.

HOW CIRCULAR-PSP HELPS

Purchasing materials, equipment, products, and services with sustainability and a full life cycle in mind helps to buy better quality products, which leads to less frequent waste generation by keeping them in use for longer. Using circular economy principles, reuse can become more acceptable in the procurement process, leading to the desired increase in waste reuse rate. Another way to achieve circularity in the procurement process is to use secondary resources as raw materials, that is, to increase the level of waste recycling. In pursuing the above statements to work in practice, one of the main tasks is to use ITC tools to improve organizational and operational performance. It is expected that the Public Services Platform will become an impulse that will allow the municipality to enter a new, more active phase of the transition to a circular economy.

SIGNIFICANCE OF CIRCULAR ECONOMY
  • Population 150,000
  • Located in the highly industrialised Ave Subregion
  • Ave Subregion GDP €10 million
  • Textile and metallurgical industry dominant
  • Municipality employs around 1,600 persons