The Waste Agency of Catalonia (ARC) presented in Barcelona on 19 July three new projects wich look at biowaste as a resource and the best available treatment options: DECISIVE2020, Revolta and ECOWaste4Food.
Josep Maria Tost, director of ARC, opened the event emphasizing the importance of organic waste management. He also highlighted the desire of the ARC to improve the current collection and management figures in the near future. The Catalan Waste Agency (ARC) is a public company of the Department of Territory and Sustainability of the Government of Catalonia that is competent concerning waste generated in Catalonia and the waste managed in its territorial area, industrial, municipal, health care, or agricultural waste.
Catalan actors collaborating in each project where invited to take part in the presentations: the Autonomous University of Barcelona, the ENT Foundation and Aeris for the DECISIVE project and the Tarpuna cooperative in the case of the Revolta Project. Apart from the DECISIVE the event was a good place to promote and announce two more projects happening in Catalunya:
The Revolta Project, promoted by the Waste Agency of Catalonia and the Tarpuna cooperative, with the collaboration of the “El Ginebró” School in Llinars del Vallès, is a project on Circular Bioeconomy.
The Waste Agency of Catalonia, together with six other European partners, participates also in the ECOWASTE4 FOOD project, a project funded by the Interreg program, which aims to support territorial authorities to reduce food waste throughout the food chain, supporting eco-innovations based on regional and local policies as part of a global strategy for food security.