A meeting of URBAN-WASTE’s 4th Community of Practices took place on 10 September in the Exhibition Hall of the Municipal Council of Lisbon, marking the signing a Charter of Commitment on Preventive Measures for waste reduction in the Portuguese capital.
The URBAN-WASTE projects, funded by the European Union under the Horizon 2020 programme, aimed at European cities with high tourist activity and, at the same time, a high socio-economic impact resulting from it, brought quite some coordinated and common action in Lisbon on tackling waste arising from tourism activities in Lisbon, gathering a large number of local stakeholders. Essentially, this initiative aims at the implementation of a system of prevention, management, collection and treatment of waste which allows a more sustainable tourism and the dissemination of good environmental practices.
During the Meeting, a Charter of Commitments was signed between the local authority and the various entities, stakeholders, who are implementing and monitoring the measures chosen at the 3rd Comunity of Practices, held back in January this year. The Lisbon Cluster is comprised of the Lisbon City Council, the Hotel Association of Portugal (AHP), the Altis Avenida Hotel, the Neya Lisboa Hotel, the Lisbon Tourism Association (ATL) and the Sociedade Ponto Verde (SPV).
Photo credits: Lisbon City Council