The circular economy is a key model in combating climate change. In 2017, the EU set ambitious recycling targets for its member states and emphasized efficient waste management is the first step towards a circular economy.

Ferrovial is working on reducing its carbon footprint and has set the goal of cutting its emissions in absolute terms by 32 percent by 2030. To meet this challenge, the company has become a strategic partner to large cities and developed a range of solutions, from sustainable mobility initiatives such as ZITY and Barcelona’s bike-sharing service to energy services and waste recovery projects. The company is also promoting activities to increase citizens’ environmental awareness and involvement.

Some of our environmental awareness-raising initiatives:

Recycling Centers & Waste Treatment Plants

  • In Planalto Beirão (Portugal), the company organizes visits to its recycling plant and workshops for local schools. The Allerton Waste Recovery Park in Yorkshire (UK), which generates enough electricity equivalent to power 40,000 homes, has welcomed over 1,000 visitors on free, two-hour guided tours since March 2018.

Schools

  • In Murcia (Spain), the Municipal Government and Ferrovial Services together offer school talks and host events involving citizens from all walks of life. Children from more than 147 primary schools attend talks every year, and more than 5,000 people have visited the environmental classroom at the Cañada Hermosa Waste Treatment Plant.
  • The municipality of Tomares in Seville has become the first in Spain to achieve three consecutive Golden Broom awards, this year thanks to the children’s awareness program implemented through local schools.

Citizen participation

  • In Wrocław and Poznań (Poland), FBSerwis organizes ‘Be Eco Citizen, an art competition for children and young people with the theme of recycling and caring for the environment. Citizens vote for the winning entries on a local newspaper’s website and the art is on public exhibit.
  • In Trafford (UK), Amey has launched “Recycle on the go,” a campaign to make people familiar with the new trio litter bins installed in areas of high pedestrian traffic and local parks. Another initiative to get residents to separate household waste was “Food for thought.”