Action at markets to cut waste and help keep the city clean

02/08/2019 13:36 h

Clara Pedret

Barcelona City Council’s zero waste strategy, implemented by the Area for Ecology, Urban Planning and Mobility, has reached the markets with two awareness activities on cutting waste and keeping the city clean.

The Mercat del Guinardó today hosted the activity ‘Zero waste – Gamification: generating or cutting waste’. The initiative was designed to raise awareness on people’s individual responsibility to help cut waste, as well as providing information and highlighting little things we can do every day to move closer to zero waste, with display panels using magnets and located in the walkways at the market.

An initiative relating to organic material was also organised at the market, entitled ‘Gamification: magnetic bucket’. The activity seeks to make people aware of our individual responsibility in helping to keep the city clean, as well as offering information and highlighting municipal cleaning activity in the city. In this respect, people who took an interest in the activity had to show if they know how to separate organic waste properly. 

The same activities were conducted on 18 July at the Mercat del Carmel and on 26 July at the Mercat del Guinardó.

The city’s markets are once again the scene for awareness activities on the importance of recycling, separating materials and cutting waste.