FERTILITZACIÓ ORGANICA AMB COMPOST (ORGANIC FERTILIZATION WITH COMPOST)

The Waste Agency of the Catalonian Government is organising a conference on organic fertilization with compost on the 9th May. This conference is being carried out to promote the circular economy with organic waste and the view of this waste as a resource.  The Catalan experience of separate biowaste collection started in 1996 and now it is implemented throughout Catalonia. Its success has been thanks to the waste law requiring the selective collection of organic waste, first in the biggest towns, and then extended to all municipalities in Catalonia. The taxation policies for waste have also played a key role as some ecological taxes have been established. We have introduced a disposal tax on municipal waste with the aim of making bad waste management (i.e  landfill and incineration) more expensive. The separation and appropriate management of biowaste, its biological treatment and the creation of compost has allowed us to take advantage of a basic resource, which adequately managed, contributes to the improvement in soil fertility, the saving of chemical fertilizers, the reduction of erosion and desertification and the mitigation of climate change.  The aim of this conference is to inform everyone about what compost is like, where it comes from, how we should use it and what its benefits are. Moreover, we are seeking to promote communication between compost producers and users. There will also be a practical section where people will be able to see different samples of compost from Catalonia and a tour of the Manresa composting plant. On top of that, there will be a demonstration of compost application. The Waste Agency of Catalonia also participates in this conference during the International Compost Awareness WeeK (ICAW) which takes place from the 5th to the 11th May.

Links:

https://twitter.com/residuscat

https://www.facebook.com/residuscat/

https://www.instagram.com/residus_cat/

http://residus.gencat.cat/ca/inici

http://residus.gencat.cat/web/.content/home/lagencia/agenda/2019/05_09_Jornada_compost_manresa/programa_compost_099519.pdf

Documents:

Agenda

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Organisation/acronym:

AGENCIA DE RESIDUS DE CATALUNYA (ARC)

Organisation type:

Ministry/national administration,

Location:

Barcelona, Spain

Event type:

Awareness-raising activity, Conference, Guided tour,

Date:

05/05/2019 - 11/05/2019

Themes:

Circular economy, Biowaste,

Target audience:

Local or regional authorities, AGRICULTURAL SECTOR AND COMPOST PLANTS,

Contact details:

Meri Pous
Email: mpous@gencat.cat