The first event presenting the URBAN-WASTE project’s Community of Practices in Ponta Delgada and engaging local stakeholders was an absolute success.
During the 7 days long fair nearly 2,000 people passed by the stall hosted by the local project partner FRCT. Among the visitors, there was a large number of both local citizens and tourist, as well as representatives of companies. Even the President of the Azores Government passed by visiting our project’s objectives.
FRCT managed to talk with more than 200 people and present them briefly the project, its goals and they were able to get more insights about their perception on waste in Ponta Delgada through a short survey.
The local Community of Practices got 13 inscriptions from different types of stakeholders what demonstrates their willingness to collaborate on further discussions about the role of tourism in waste production.
Photo credits: José António Rodrigues/PGRA