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Information: WASTE website available in 2011
The Regional Secretariat for the Environment and the Sea and the Agencia de Protección del Medio Urbano y Natural Canary have submitted an application for the European project known a SIGESTEIN, which was approved in June 2009 under the transnational cooperation programme MAC PCT 2009-2013 . In the Azores, this project includes the creation of a web page of regional reference, designated as W... more >>

Information: Government promotes Waste Week in the Azores
In an unprecedented initiative, in which more than three dozen operations are scheduled across the archipelago, the Government of the Azores, through the Regional Secretariat for the Environment and the Sea, promotes the first Waste Week in the Azores form November 22 to 26. With a series of initiatives organised on all islands in partnerships with several organisations, this initiative aims to in... more >>

Information: Regional Government departments produce less waste
Several Regional Government departments are producing less waste, which demonstrates the success of the measures implemented under the Plager.GOV. The information was provided by the Regional Director for the Environment, João Bettencourt, on the sidelines of a meeting of the Monitoring Committee of Plager.GOV – Waste Management Plan for the Regional Autonomous Administration Services &... more >>

Information: Waste management and biodiversity preservation are essential for the Azores
An effective waste management and biodiversity preservation are essential for the sustainability of the archipelago, stated the Regional Director for the Environment in Praia da Vitória on Monday. João Bettencourt spoke during the seminar on “Tourism and Environment,” promoted by the Praia da Vitória City Hall through the municipal company Praia em Movimento. The Regiona... more >>

Information: Construction of waste processing centre on Corvo started on Thursday
The President of the Government, Carlos César, presided over the ceremony to launch the first stone of the waste processing centre on Corvo on Thursday. This is a regional investment of nearly 700,000 Euros which will enable the selection and removal of all types of waste from the island, except rubble and organic waste. According to the Regional Secretary for the Environment and the Sea, who... more >>

Information: Carlos César announces one hundred million Euro investment in waste centres
The President of the Government of the Azores revealed on Tuesday that the project for the construction of waste centres on several islands is at an implementation stage, which will involve an investment over one hundred million Euros. As he added, there will be a “reinforcement of EU funds which has been politically agreed with the Government of the Republic. These works will also be suppo... more >>

Information: Meeting in the Canary Islands to share experiences on waste management
Under the PCT MAC programme, the Regional Secretariat for the Environment and the Sea, through the Regional Directorate for the Environment, established a partnership with the Agencia de Protección del Medio Urbano y Natural of the Canary Islands (Agency for the Protection of Urban and Natural Environment) in the SIGESTEIN project. Regarding the Azores, this project aims to create an intera... more >>

Information: Implementation of the Regional information System on Waste is achieving “extraordinary success”
The Regional Director for the Environment considered on Faial on Monday that the implementation of the Regional Information System on Waste (SRIR) in the Azores is achieving “an extraordinary success.” According to Frederico Cardigos, 492 waste producers enrolled in the SRIR in only three months, which corresponds to five times more than those who had adhered to the previous informati... more >>

Information: Entity for the Regulation of Water and Waste Services created in the Azores
The Azorean Parliament approved on Thursday, by proposal of the Government, the creation of Entity for the Regulation of Water and Waste Services in the Azores (ERSARA), a legal person under public law with legal personality, administrative and financial autonomy. Subject to the supervision and administration of the Regional Secretariat for the Environment, the ERSARA carry out the regulatory fun... more >>

Information: Last containers with tire liabilities in the Azores closed
By initiative of the Secretariat for the Environment and the Sea, the export of used tires began on São Miguel in June 2007. A total of 5,400 tonnes of hazardous waste liabilities have been removed from the entire archipelago since then. The tires were fragmented, containerised and sent for recycling in Mainland Portugal. This action has allowed the removal of 3061 tonnes of used tires on S&... more >>

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