Vila-seca, La Pineda Platja is one of the main tourist destinations on the Costa Daurada. The municipality has knowledgeable adapted to changes in the environment and to visitors’ needs, showing great foresight, adapting both the offering and tourists’ demands to new and modern times.
Innovation and knowledge have always been priorities in the region, as well as a deep commitment to the environment and sustainable development. Vila-seca is located on and near lands with great biodiversity that have well-known, protected and disseminated natural values. The municipality is part of Catalonia’s Agenda 21, which ensures a development model that considers both the generation of wealth and people’s wellbeing, social cohesion, sustainable resource management, the quality of the environment and the possibility of development in upcoming generations as an integrated whole.
In this regard, Vila-seca is committed to conserving natural resources and promoting the use of renewable resources. Municipal management is oriented at minimising and optimising energy and water flows, achieving waste reduction by fostering reuse and recycling.
In this way, residents, social, political and economic agents all work together to obtain good levels of environmental quality and construct a healthy environment.
In the summer of 2023, an environmental education and awareness campaign was launched with the aim of promoting the proper functioning of the selective collection of municipal waste, both in public spaces and in the domestic environment. In particular, work is being done to raise awareness among residents and tourists, as selective collection is also of vital importance in leisure areas such as the beach. The actions planned during the campaign include the promotion of selective collection bins; family workshops on environmental education on the beach; information points for the promotion of prevention, selective collection and the green point service and communicative material for residents.