This article is an excerpt from the 2 interregional learning event of the COLOR CIRCLE project which took place online from 23rd to 25th June. It highlights a local initiative. How does Salobreña Town Hall (Granada, ES) addresses the issue of waste management and the role of circular economy in its improvement?

Mr. Daniel Chaves Romero, Head of the Environmental Unit of the Salobreña Town Hall (Granada) gave the presentation. He stressed the strong commitment of the Municipality to integrate circular economy in the local public policies and to promote it amid private companies. He also outlined that Salobreña participates in numerous networks related to the circular economy and has signed agreements with other entities to develop pilot projects in this area.

Concerning current projects, the Municipality has drafted a technical specification for waste management and street cleaning that includes a scoring system that prioritizes the best technical project guarantying the achievement of the recycling objectives set by the European circular economy regulations, as well as a system of indicators to measure the evolution of waste recovery and recycling objectives.

Mr. Chaves, finally, also briefly commented several projects involving the citizenship, such as the eco-market.