The Consell de Govern has granted the Councillor for the Environment and Territory aid through public subsidies to allocate, over the next two years, to private initiatives with the aim of promote social and circular economythe sustainable management of tourist waste and job creation.
The project aims to promote to initiatives of private entities, with a clear social and environmental purpose, to help in the transition to a circular economy model.
The 1.3 million euros will be distributed in two annual instalments (2022 and 2023) in equal parts - 650,000 euros each year. This call for grants for private entities, will be funded through the Sustainable Tourism Tax. And it is the continuity of the last grant of 700,000 euros that allowed to start with 14 projects and hire more than 60 people.
In the Balearic Islands, as in the rest of Europe, the production of waste is continually increasing and the scarcity of raw materials is becoming increasingly evident. In this context, it is necessary to move towards a new model in which products, materials and resources are kept in the economy for as long as possible and waste generation is reduced to a minimum.
Thanks to the initiative to promote the circular economy, Balearic companies are in line with the objectives set by Law 8/2019 on waste and contaminated soils.
The general director of Social and Circular Economy explained that the Government is working on a regional strategy of circularity that will create a framework in this area. In a region like the Balearic Islands, the tourism sector, and in particular the hotel sector, will have an important weight.