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RESULTS AND EXPERIENCES TOOLS TRANSMISSION SYSTEM DOOR TO DOOR DURING THE DAY IN SANT LLORENĒ DE MORUNYS

About one hundred people attended Thursday 7 November at the Conference on the door to door collection and Prevention Waste http://www.portaaporta.cat/documents/arxiu_portaaporta_150.pdf in Catalonia , held municipal Theatre of St. Lawrence Morunys.

This event took place within the framework of the project " Promotion of the impact of the collection door to door in the prevention of waste," funded by the Department of Planning and Sustainability and has as partners the Association of Municipalities Catalan for Selective Collection door to Door Foundation and ENT.

The event also featured the collaboration of the Municipality of San Lorenzo de Morunys and Waste Agency of Catalonia. The Director of the Agency, Josep Maria Tost, highlighted the good results obtained with door to door system and has positive effects on public awareness and reducing waste generation. 106 Catalan municipalities already have this model, widely used in Europe.

The event was presented the study "Economic balance of door to door waste collection and sidewalk area and proposals for local optimization " http://www.portaaporta.cat/documents/arxiu_portaaporta_153. pdf, funded by the waste Agency of Catalonia and the Catalan Association of Municipalities for the Selective door to door collection was entrusted to the Foundation ENT and involved the co- direction of professor of economics, Jordi Roca Jusmet. The study gives a general conclusion as to the costs of the system are door to door, on average, similar to the system in sidewalk areas for environmental improvement results in much higher.

While the overall cost of management ( treatment cost + cost of collection - income) per registered on the system Door to Door stands at 68.40€/room.year in the system areas of sidewalk stands at 69.47€/room.year. In the case of door -to-door system, a higher cost of collection is offset by a lower cost of treatment and a higher income.

In addition to this study during the day was the presentation of a visual on the door to door collection and waste prevention, which has been developed within the framework of the project funded by the Department of Planning and Sustainability, as tool to continue spreading door to Door system and its results.

During the conference, experts on waste dealt with the different aspects that the system has become an effective tool to door waste reduction. In addition, they discuss the experiences of implementing the municipalities of San Lorenzo and Celrą Morunys.

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