Porto (Portugal)

In 2019 only 30% of the estimated 38,350 tonnes of bio-waste produced in Porto was collected separately. Finding innovative ways to decrease the generation of food and other bio-waste, 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.

Porto's Implementation Plan on Bio-waste


Demonstration action 1: Bio-waste selective collection and local composting in high-rise residential areas
Demonstration action 2: Promoting bio-waste 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