MARE has participated in the II Workshop “Municipalities facing the challenge of the circular economy”, in which the different opportunities to carry out the transition from a linear to a circular economy were discussed.
On Thursday, November 28, the II Conference on Municipalities faced with the challenge of the circular economy was held at the San José de Suances Cultural Center, with the objective of contributing both to the knowledge of initiatives and results with application at local level, as to the promotion of regional cooperation in Cantabria through the exchange of experiences and good practices.
The workshop, organized by the Commonwealth of Sustainable Municipalities of Cantabria, was attended by institutions, agencies and associations involved in supporting the circular economy.
The Head of Waste Management and External Relations of MARE, Mr. Ignacio de las Cuevas, presented “Projects and initiatives developed by MARE in relation to the circular economy”, focused on three representative projects. First, de las Cuevas exposed the valorisation of Non-Hazardous Waste through the production of fertilizers and substrates for agricultural, forestry use or for the recovery of degraded spaces. Then, he presented LIFE-2-ACID Project, which aims to demonstrate a more sustainable alternative for the valorisation of spent acids through the selective recovery of iron and zinc. MARE must test if the recovered ferric chloride can be used in WWTPs. Finally, he presented the MARE Chair of Circular Economy, created in agreement with the University of Cantabria.
In the work closure participated the major of Suances, Mr. Andrés Ruiz, and the Minister of Economy and Finance of the Government of Cantabria, María Sánchez, who highlighted in his speech the regional commitment with the circular economy.