The first meeting on the promotion of partnerships between entities established in Portugal, Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway, in the area of the Circular Economy, will take place on february 28th, at the premises of the Secretary General for Environment and Energy Transition. About 50 entities will be present.
This meeting is part of the initiatives of the Bilateral Relations Fund, between the Operator of the Programme “Environment, Climate Change and Low Carbon Economy” (Environment Programme) and its Donor Programme Partner, Innovation Norway. The purpose of this first meeting is to stimulate lasting cooperation between donor countries (Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway) and Portugal by encouraging partnership projects, in particular in the areas of: creation of a system for deposit and return of plastic bottles; reduction of marine litter and promotion of resource efficiency in the construction sector.
Specifically, cooperation is encouraged for the development of deposit and return solutions for plastic bottles; reuse, treatment and recycling of plastic bottles; solutions for producers of recycled plastic; reduction of single use plastics in the fastfood sector, hotels and supermarkets; reduction of the use of bottles and plastic packaging; collection facilities of recovered fishing equipment as marine litter; support for the development and use of biodegradable fishing nets; reuse and recycling of building materials; reduction of material consumption, energy, water and the production of garbage in the construction sector.
The Environment Programme is a financing instrument for the European Economic Area Financial Mechanism (MFEEE 2014-2021) with a total allocation of more than 28 million euros, of which 4.2 million are from national allocation.
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