Leiria is a Portuguese city located at Centro Region. With 50,000 inhabitants, it is the main urban centre in the sub region Pinhal Litoral. Agriculture, tourism, and state-run public services, such as education, health and public administration, are important sectors of activity, but Leiria’s economy is also driven by light industries, as for example plastics and moulds, animal food production, milling, cement, and civil construction, among others.

The urban waste generation was 401.5 kg per capita in 2015; the percentage of urban waste collected separately represented 9.5% .


During the Urban Agoras Citizens of Leiria have agreed upon three top actions to pilot in their city:

  • The city will develop a guide for food waste reduction, adressing restaurants, canteens, bars, catering services and the general public.
  • A regulation for public events in the city will be elaborated, defining a set of rules for waste reduction and sustainability.
  • Hotels, restaurants, cafés and shops will be provided with a training program to help implementing measures to prevent, reduce and seperate urban residues at the source.

Credits: Câmara Municipal de Leiria

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