Today, September 29, is International Day of Awareness of Food Loss and Waste. The circular economy, which comes into play as one of the solutions to this problem of serious social, economic and environmental magnitudes, has become an important driver for Palma Congress Center to improve waste management and reduce its environmental footprint by 2.5 tons of C02 per year.
According to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), around 14% of the world's food is lost after harvest and another 17% is wasted in retail and at the consumption level.
We are not only facing a social problem (more than 800 million people in the world go hungry according to FAO), but also serious environmental consequences.
Food production is the largest source of greenhouse gas emissions into the atmosphere. Agriculture and farming account for more than 20% of the planet's CO₂ emissions, while food loss and waste account for 8%.
Therefore, reducing food waste is one of the most impactful climate solutions, and circular economy comes into play as a key solution. Moving from a linear to a circular production model means optimizing the use of resources by putting the 4R rule into practice: reduce, reuse, redistribute and recycle.
Within the framework of the Palma Congress Center’s responsible management model, circular economy remains one of the cornerstones of its actions. As member of Finhava project by Tirme (the waste management local company in Mallorca), the Congress Center is improving waste management and minimizing its environmental footprint. Organic waste is collected, converted to compost and donated to a local farmer, whose agricultural produce is then purchased back by the Congress Centre within its existing supply chain.
The seventh edition of Woman Rocks, the popular event in Spain for women entrepreneurs, was held on 4th November at the Palma Congress Center, to debate, inspire and share experiences on female entrepreneurship.
Palma de Mallorca was the setting chosen by the Spanish Society of Nephrology (SEN) to hold its last national congress, which brought together more than 1,200 experts between 11 and 13 November to share the latest knowledge and advances in research and technology that are improving the diagnosis,
EU tourism ministers held an informal meeting today, 31 October, in Palma's Congress Center, organised by the Spanish Presidency of the Council of the EU, under the slogan "The road towards the social sustainability of tourism in the European Union", where they discussed the roadmap for promoting