On the 20th of May, a public event will be held to explain Zamudio’s experience with the PAYT within the Waste4Think project, in the framework of our partner Aclima´s General Assembly.
In the event, Ainhoa Alonso, coordinator of the European H2020 project Waste4Think, will present the project and then Igotz López, Mayor of Zamudio, will deepen in the experience of the City council of Zamudio implementing this new system waste taxes in the municipality thanks to the Waste4Think.
The aim of Zamudio with this new system is to make citizens understand the savings that the correct waste separation means. For this, thanks to the project they have redesigned the waste management taxes rewarding those who separate their waste correctly and that those who generate more waste and do not separate, assume the extra cost that are entailing the municipality.
So that the implementation of the PAYT is successful, during the years of the project, an intensive program of environmental education actions directed to the local community has been carried out, involving citizens in decision making, to see what is the optimal way to implement this system. It is expected that in the next few months it will be officially implemented.
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