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Spain- Urban Ecology Agency of Barcelona

Press Conference

24 April, 2015


Press Conference to present the results of the first month of operation of Door-to-Door service

On April 24th, a press conference  was held in Sort, capital of the Pallars Sobirà, in which were presented the results of the first month of operation of the service of selective waste collection Door-to-Door. These results were presented by Josep Maria Tost, director of the Agency of Waste of Catalonia, Llàtzer Sibís, President of the County Council of Pallars Sobirà, and Marta Vila, head of the Area of Waste of the Agency of Urban Ecology of Barcelona.

The presentation showed the good reception that the new service has had among the citizens of the region. Proof of this are the excellent results in terms of selective waste collection, which has gone from 32% to 80%. This means  a considerable decrease of waste that end up in the landfill and that the remaining residues are recycled much better. In this regard, the selected organic matter obtained has been of good quality. By the moment, and until the construction of the composting plant in Sort is finished, this organic matter is being taken to the composting plant in Tremp, in the neighbouring county.

During the press conference, people could watch the video which, due to the implementation of the Door-to-Door service, has been made.


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After the press conference, there was a visit to the already initiated works of the composting plant in Sort. These works, which are part of the SCOW project, are expected to be completed at the end of June.