Porto (Portugal)

In 2019 only 30% of the estimated 38,350 tonnes of biowaste produced in Porto was collected separately. Finding innovative ways to decrease the generation of food and other biowaste, to improve separate collection, and to boost the sustainability of the local food system, in a manner which promotes social inclusion and justice, is a political priority for the city – this is the focus of the CityLoops demonstration actions. These actions will focus on the social economy sector, the tourism sector (restaurants and hotels) and residential neighbourhoods with high-rise buildings – primarily via improving bio-waste collection systems and facilitating both reuse and composting. These will be complemented by new circular procurement recommendations for organisations in these three sectors.


Demonstration action 1: Biowaste selective collection and local composting in high-rise residential areas
Demonstration action 2: Promoting biowaste circularity in the tourism and social economy sectors
Demonstration action 3: Launch of Green Space Certification System
Demonstration action 4: Circular Entrepreneurship Contest
Demonstration action 5: Reducing food waste via a food donation network