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Upcoming event: Inauguration of the composting plant

23 July, 2015






On July 23, it will take place the inauguration of the composting plant of Sort (Pallars Sobirà), which is part of the actions foreseen in the framework of the European project SCOW (Selective Collection of the Organic Waste in tourist areas and valorization in small-scale composting plants), funded by the program ENPI CBC MED.

In Catalonia, the project is applied in Pallars Sobirà, a region that has implemented a new model of selective waste management incorporating the bio-waste collection. The local composting plant that is going to be inaugurated is small-scale, simple and with a low cost of operation, in conformity with the project premises.



The ceremony of inauguration of the facilities will have a double objective. On the one hand, there is the aim to make known the Door-to-door model of waste collection of the region and its results, generating a technical and political debate around it and around the benefits of bio-waste treatment in decentralized composting plants. On the other, to open the plant to the public on a day in which the inhabitants of the region will be able to both visualizing the space and the process of composting of the organic fraction that they have been separating at home, making them see the importance of a good selection and the product of their effort: the compost.

To do so, in the morning of 23, it will take place the technical workshop where the model will be explained and the results of the Door-to-door model shown after several months of operation in Pallars Sobirà. Attendees will also have the opportunity of learning about the experience of another similar region: Comunità Montana Valli del Verbano, in Italy. In the afternoon, there will be the official inauguration of the plant, with the presence of different representatives of the institutions that have made possible its commissioning. As explained, it will be an open act for all citizens.