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Braga hosts from June 29 to July 1 the III National Meeting on Urban Cleaning, the only event dedicated to the theme in Portugal. In a vital area for the development of healthy and sustainable cities, the program of the meeting, to be held at Altice Forum Braga, seeks to reflect the current major concerns of the sector.
The pandemic and urban cleanliness, international good practices and the collection of bio-waste will be some of the topics highlighted, in a meeting where several examples of national and international innovation in the field of urban cleanliness will also pass.
This edition, which follows the first two meetings held in Cascais, also marks the debut of an exhibition space, the Urban Cleaning Expo, with 5,000 m2, where it will be possible to know the latest innovations in the sector, including trucks, sweepers, bins and Safety equipment. There is also an outdoor space where equipment demonstrations and technological innovations will be held.
The event will bring together national and international speakers around the latest news in the sector, sharing information, experience and knowledge. One of the highlights will be the presentation of a study to characterize the urban cleaning sector in Portugal. A special panel is scheduled for the third day, where the Secretary of State for the Environment, Inês Costa, will present the new strategic documents of PNGR 2030 and PERSU 2030.
In a segment in which the capacity to mobilize citizens for more sustainable behavior goes hand in hand with their good integration in the design of public policies, this third national meeting has the motto “Strategies for a new era of public services”.
The organization belongs to the Urban Cleaning Association (ALU) – Partnership for Smart + Sustainable Cities, an entity that brings together municipalities across the country, companies and other entities motivated to change urban cleaning in Portugal.
“The III National Meeting on Urban Cleaning will surely be a privileged space for the various players in this segment, including the network of municipalities and parishes, entities providing service to the community, equipment suppliers and the academy to share experiences, discuss optimization models and outline future perspectives,” emphasizes Luís Almeida Capão, president of ALU.