Environment subsidises 21 circular economy projects through European funds

Jan 21, 2023 | Current affairs, Featured, Thursday Daily Bulletin, Tradition

The grants are territorialised and financed with 15.4 million euros.

The councillor for the Environment and Territory, Miquel Mir, the director general of Waste and Environmental Education, Sebastià Sansó, and the vice-president and councillor for Sustainability and the Environment, Aurora Ribot, visited the construction site of the Consell de Mallorca’s mechanisation plant this Thursday, one of the projects financed through the Next Generation EU subsidies with 6,710,850.9 euros.

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Environment subsidises 21 circular economy projects

This is one of the 21 projects selected in the call for proposals to support the implementation of waste regulations and the promotion of the circular economy in the Balearic Islands, of which 15.4 million euros have been awarded. It should be remembered that this call was made following territorial criteria so that each island would have a fair allocation of funds.

The mechanisation plant produces biogas from the fermentation of the organic fraction from the selective collection of waste from municipalities and specific producers, which generates 100% renewable energy and material that is converted into compost.

Mir stressed the importance of the projects promoted, “key elements in the change of waste management model to advance in meeting the objectives of the Waste Act and continue turning waste into resources”.

Twelve projects have been subsidised by islands in Mallorca for a total of 11,873,497.24 euros; five in Menorca with a budget of 1,782,071.55 euros, while in Eivissa the three projects receive a total of 1,609,364.02 euros. In the case of Formentera, the project will receive a subsidy of 214,785 euros. The axes of the eligible actions are:

  • Implementation of a new separate collection of biowaste, and improvement of existing ones.
  • Construction of specific facilities for the treatment of separately collected biowaste.
  • Construction of new facilities for the preparation for re-use and recycling of other separately collected waste streams.
  • Investments in collection facilities (such as green points), waste sorting and classification, and upgrading existing mechanical-biological treatment plants.