The current linear economic model, based on the consumption of single-use products, is condemning the planet’s material and energy resources to a swift disappearance. The climate emergency is pushing us towards a circular economic development model that reduces the extraction of raw materials and minimises the amount of waste generated, while promoting reduction and reuse whenever possible.
- To promote a circular economy strategy and company clusters in the renewable energy sector.
- To require companies that provide metropolitan services to lower emissions while providing their services.
- To provide economic incentives to the most sustainable activities and apply a CO2 tax to those that generate the most emissions.
- To encourage the decarbonisation of large industries in the emissions rights trading system.
- To encourage large companies to join the Voluntary Agreement Programme for the Reduction of GHG emissions.
PREMET, from waste to resource
The Metropolitan Municipal Resource and Waste Prevention and Management Programme 2019-2025 (PREMET25) plans to:
- Promote a new model of resource consumption and waste management that prioritises prevention (zero waste trend) and improves metropolitan waste collection and treatment systems.
- Lower greenhouse gas emissions and achieve carbon neutrality in the metropolitan waste management system.
- Achieve 55 % selective collection by 2025 and 60 % by 2030, as established in the European waste and resource management objectives, such as by using door-to-door collection systems or smart bins.