The city council created the municipal Waste Prevention Plan 2012-2020 to move forward and establish new specific strategies that promote a more efficient and rational use of resources and boost reuse, recycling and the prevention of waste generation.
The Waste Prevention Plan 2012-2020 aims at promoting waste reduction in the city involving all stakeholders (citizens, companies, businesses, organizations, associations and administrations).
The vision is that Barcelona can progress with less waste, a more efficient use of resources and a greater internalization of environmental costs. The prevention actions of this plan work for a period of eight years. The plan is divided into two periods, depending on the type of action. It includes eight thematic strands: Organic matter; light containers; paperboard; glass; large volume waste and WEEEs, other fractions; agents and locations, training, and research participation.
will be the year when it is expected to reach 10% reduction in waste generation per capita
is the daily per capita generation objective according to the plan (2018)