São João da Madeira
International Seminar on Waste Management
PAYT Systems - Pay for what you throw away, Selective Collection and European Best Practices
SANJOTEC - Science and Technology Park
São João da Madeira
On December 12, the first edition of this seminar dedicated to tariff systems applied to waste - type PAYT.
Designed in USA, back in the 1970's, Pay-As-You-Throw (PAYT) is a tool that aims at reducing the amount of waste generated and to improve selective collection. The system follows the polluter pays principle. The more an individual produces more waste and recycles less, the more he is charged. On the other hand, the less an individual contributes to waste accumulation, the less he is charged.
Although it is not rocket science, implementing a PAYT in Portugal is still a process seen as complex for mayors and technicians. In this seminar, it is the organizer's intent to showcase simple and useful tariff solutions. The italian example is one among many others.
Who is this seminar for
Municipal technicians and decision makers
Startups and manufacturers of equipment and technology
Entities with research activity
Consultants and companies active in the field of waste management
Presentation and welcome by the Mayor of São João da Madeira, Jorge Sequeira
Michele Giavini, ARS Ambiente Srl and Waste4Think Project H2020, Italy - lecturer specializing in bio-waste collection and the PAYT system in Italy
Luca Torresan , SARTORI, Italy - lecturer specializing in polluter pays systems implemented in several Italian cities.
Lunch included: zero waste, zero carbon, sustainable event
Discussion: Introduction of PAYT in Portugal
Célia Dias Ferreira , Coordinator of the Research Group "Environment and Society" (CERNAS, Coimbra). Professor at Universidade Aberta
Patrícia Silvério Carreira, Senior Environmental Engineering Technician at ERSAR
LIFE PAYT Municipalities : Examples of Tariffs in Lisbon, Aveiro, Condeixa and MAIAMBIENTE experiences; São João da Madeira
Round table and debate moderated by Vera Neves, SJM and João Vaz, ECOGESTUS lda
What is the secret behind the high separation rates in Italy. Does PAYT play a role?
What is the impact of applying PAYT on increasing selective collection?
What are the advantages of introducing the collection of bio-waste and applying PAYT?
What is the role of technology? Can we have PAYT without technology?
Speakers and Moderators
Specialized in polluter pays (PAYT) systems in Italy.
Knowledgeable about the technological systems and collection models most appropriate to PAYT.
Lecturer specializing in bio-waste collection and the PAYT system in Italy.
Consultant at Amb iente Srl and organizer of the Waste4Think H2020 project in Italy.
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Célia Dias Ferreira
Responsible for the LIFE PAYT project that streamlines the introduction of tariffs in several European cities.
Coordinator of the Research Group "Environment and Society" (CERNAS, Coimbra). Professor at Universidade Aberta.
Patrícia Silvério Carreira
Environmental Engineer with work experience in municipalities and presently Senior Environmental Engineering Technician at ERSAR - Regulatory Entity for Water and Waste Services.
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