Waste management: DECOST participates in the kick-off event of the SIRCLES project in Catalonia
The SIRCLES project, led by the Agència de Residus de Catalunya (ARC) and funded by the European Union within the framework of the ENI CBC Med Programme, has celebrated this week in Vila-seca a launching event of the project in Catalonia.
During the event, entitled Job Opportunities and Social Inclusion in the Circular Economy, SIRCLES coordinators explain how the project is exploring new employment opportunities for vulnerable groups by applying a circular economy model in the field of composting. A total of 10 partners from seven different countries are collaborating to create new pilot projects in composting areas or improve existing ones.
The meeting point between the two projects is the focus on composting, which has allowed to draw some lines of collaboration between SIRCLES and DECOST. The project coordinator, Joan Colón from the BETA Technological Centre, participated in a round table in which he had the opportunity to share the experience gained by the DECOST consortium in the approach of community composting systems to manage 100% of the organic waste fraction in Mediterranean villages.