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The zero waste agenda for the Catalan elections

The Zero Waste Agenda for Catalonia Elections

In the context of the upcoming municipal elections in Catalonia on May 24, Estratègia Catalana de Residu Zero (Catalonia’s Zero Waste Strategy) has activated its political influence, put pressure on all political parties, and demanded They are committed to a zero waste agenda.

Estratègia Catalana de Residu Zero was created in 2011 to promote an integrated waste management plan that aims to close the material cycle and reduce waste generation and disposal. Catalonia’s ZW strategy has always been the key to promoting disposable social alternatives, leading a network of 60 cities committed to the principle of zero waste.

Estratègia Catalana de Residu Zero understands the importance of working at the municipal and community levels to implement zero waste solutions and has put forward 10 proposals that can satisfy the zero waste agenda of all political parties. The 10 proposals will be:

Approval of the local zero waste plan

The goal of garbage prevention and classification collection goals is to recycle 70% of urban garbage during the two electoral terms, and the remaining garbage generated by each resident and year is less than 100 kilograms.

Evaluate the construction of composting facilities.

Study the feasibility of implementing door-to-door collection of household waste.

Analyze the generation of commercial waste and collect it through a door-to-door system.

Adopt waste prevention and green public procurement measures in the city council.

Promote reuse and restoration, and promote the acquisition of reused products.

Implement economic incentives to promote waste prevention and more effective and better separate collection.

As long as these are municipal facilities, the cost of landfill and incineration will increase.

Oppose any form of municipal waste incineration.

Mercè Girona, Chairman of the Fundació Catalana de Prevenció de Residus i Consum Responsable (Fundació Catalana de Prevenció de Residus i Consum Responsable) responsible for Catalonia’s zero waste strategy, joins the Mayor of Cruïlles and Sant Jaume de in calling for commitments Llierca and the two local councillors of Girona and Celrà.

"In order to fully achieve the zero waste goal, political will and the legal framework must be relied on to promote good practices and stop those that are unsustainable," Girona said in her statement.

The next election on May 7 may be the beginning of a renovation of Catalonia’s political landscape, and it may show a stronger commitment to building a zero-waste future.

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