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Guimarães

Updated on 18.11.2022

Under the framework of the Governance Ecosystem Guimarães 2030, which links the City Hall, Academia, Citizens and Private business, a task force was set to integrate three domains: Innovation; Waste and Resources; Citizens’ awareness and mobilisation. 

Countries: Portugal
Population: 156.000

More information

The task force is led by Head of Urban Services and Environmental Division. It includes a multidisciplinary team comprising members from several institutions and civil societies: 

  • Landscape of Guimarães; 

  • Centre for Waste Valorisation; 

  • Innovation in Polymer Engineering Centre; 

  • VITRUS; 

  • RESINORTE; 

  • the private sector; 

  • Municipal Economics and Energy division; 

  • members from local and National ENGO; 

  • schools; 

  • Refood association; 

  • Green Brigades (groups of volunteers that have a year-base action plan to implement field-actions towards environmental sustainability); 

  • local administration units known by parishes. 

Leading organisation

City of Guimarães

Unit/department/section

Environmental division

Main partners/stakeholders

  • Landscape Lab ‘Laboratório da Paisagem’ 
  • Vitrus Ambiente (public company) 
  • Guimarães 2030 – Governance Ecosystem 

Link to existing circular economy action plan

Linked to the Circular Economy Action Plan (CEAP) RRRCICLO – Circular Economy at Guimarães 

Objectives

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Other activities

Several actions, projects or initiatives are implemented in the city of Guimarães:  

  • Procurement to avoid single use plastic in local markets – for consumers: distribution of cloth bags to replace the single use plastic bags, for sellers: distribution of compostable bags replacing the single use plastic bags. These bags can also be used at home as waste-bags. 

  • Municipal events regulation: CARE (reusable cups to replace disposable plastic cups in City’s events: UEFA Nations League 2019). 

Link to Circular Systemic Solution

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Circular economy good practices

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Key publications, policies, legislations and initiatives

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Support from CSO

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Resource use, flows and materials

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