The circular economy is one of the key strands of Porto’s medium and long-term municipal strategy for the environment. The Roadmap for a Circular Porto by 2030, drawn up in 2017 highlights the main practices and projects in place in Porto, offers a long-term vision, identifies opportunities and sets out a program of specific actions that will transform Porto into a circular city by 2030. Porto works on several (European) projects to put its ideas into practice. One example is CItyLoops. As part of this project Porto aims to develop several tools that will improve the circularity of its organic waste sector. Its main objective is to implement actions focusing on procurement, prevention and local treatment to decrease biowaste generation and introduce dedicated systems to increase separated biowaste collection.
About ICLEI Circulars
ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability is a global network of more than 2,500 local and regional governments committed to sustainable urban development.
Circular Development is one of the five strategic pathways of ICLEI providing guidance for sustainable urban development. ICLEI Circulars platform gathers the latest knowledge on circular economy interventions at local and regional government levels around the world, provides materials for awareness raising, offers capacity building and implementation support on circular development actions and policies, shares inspiring stories from the leading cities and facilitates peer-to-peer exchange.
ICLEI Circulars is managed by the Circular Development Team at the World Secretariat (Bonn) in close collaboration with the ICLEI Regional Offices around the world.