The Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Environment will allocate 8.2 million euros to strengthen and improve the separation of biowaste at source and optimize the situation of landfills through projects that minimize environmental emissions.
Most of this budget will be allocated to the autonomous communities to implement further improvements in waste management that will make a significantly reduce greenhouse gases.
This and other Plans to Promote Environment Waste (PIMAR) have allowed the implementation and application of different measures to improve the environment and the unification of policies for environmental quality with action against climate change and for a sustainable future.
This is a pioneering plan in Europe, which has been consolidated in various areas such as air quality, but offers significant potential for very positive results lso in other areas, such as the improvement in the management of waste and the efficient use of the resources they contain both emissions associated with this sector are reduced.
Therefore it is proposed to launch aid for the improvement of waste management, which contribute, on the one hand, to encourage source separation of organic waste and its subsequent treatment, since it is the most important source in the industry waste of greenhouse gases (GHGs) when deposited in landfill; and secondly, to improve the environmental performance of landfills through projects that reduce emissions, or make a biogas management to help reduce diffuse emissions of this sector.
The PIMA Residue is based on two areas:
Following the line of the benefits against climate change control policies, the environmental benefits to be gained from the adaptation of certain dumps that require improvement actions to reach the EU targets on waste management also value and job creation as the most important development of different activities accordingly.
The Ministry considers of "special interest" to adapt and improve the recycling centers are facilities that manage waste collection local authorities.
The recycling centers play a critical role both in the State Waste Framework Plan and compliance with the requirements of the Royal Decree on electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) recently approved.
In order to continue and strengthen aid last year the Minister announced the funding of actions for updating and upgrading of these facilities, both with regard to the collection of WEEE and broader aspects of performance and function.
There will be a funding of 500,000 euros to advance the collection of WEEE recycling centers and 1 million euros to optimize aspects more general operations within the facility where you should not forget that other municipal waste are also collected.
Regarding landfills, will be eligible for financing:
a) The implementation of projects sealing landfills of inert waste not included in the infringement procedures mentioned. Projects sealing of these landfills must include the following actions:
b) The drafting of the seal, including the following actions:
In the promotion of composting, shall be eligible for financing:
The PIMA Waste - Composting would be focused on promoting the implementation of the separate collection of the organic fraction of municipal waste and biological treatment by composting. Eligible projects are raised as follows:
See Proposal PIMA Waste
See PIMA Waste Approval Criteria