Municipal waste prevention plan for the city of Mataró: Division of the Municipal Government’s website

The municipal waste prevention plan for the city of Mataró

The Mataró City Council has launched an interactive web portal linked to their website with the aim of promoting waste prevention in their municipality. The web portal is called “Pla de prevenció de residus municipal de Mataró” and is meant to encourage current waste reduction, to plan future strategies, and to present new targets for prevention. This web portal was developed using the methodology proposed by BCNecologia and their Guide for municipal waste reduction plans, in conjunction with the Catalan Waste Agency.

The general objectives of the Municipal Waste Prevention Plan for Mataró include:

  • To inform the general public about waste prevention and how to responsibly consume resources
  • To recommend actions that promote responsible resource consumption in everyday life
  • To increase the active and committed participation from the city's social sectors and to increase commitment from economic agents
  • To promote a culture of “reduce, reuse and recycle”

A 10% reduction of energy per capita is expected in the municipality by the end of the year as compared to 2006. To achieve this target, we introduced seven subject areas (Ámbitos temáticos) for waste prevention reference. Five of the areas are related to the prevention of waste types like organic matter, light packaging, glass, paper and cardboard, and the remaining two areas relate to a mixture of activities.

These seven subject areas break down into 17 strategies that can be incorporated over 43 different ways.

The Municipal Waste Prevention Plan was developed using the methodology proposed by BCNecologia and their Guide for municipal waste reduction plans, in conjunction with the Catalan Waste Agency.

Municipal waste prevention plan for the city of Mataró: Division of the Municipal Government’s website

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