Schools in the district of Porto collect about 3 tons of waste

Schools in the district of Porto collected around 3 tonnes of electrical and electronic equipment and batteries at the end of their life in the Generation Depositrão campaign
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At national level, more than 112 tons of waste have already been collected, of which more than 2 tons of used batteries and the remainder of electrical and electronic ones at the end of their lives (more than 110 tons).

Schools in the district of Porto collected around 3 tonnes of electrical and electronic equipment and batteries at the end of their lives in the Geração Depositrão campaign, an initiative by ERP Portugal in partnership with the Eco-Schools Program, which has been running throughout the country for 12 consecutive years . From the group of these schools, we highlight the Basic School Eng. Fernando Pinto de Oliveira, which currently leads the regional top with more than 550 kg of waste collected.

At national level, more than 112 tons of waste have already been collected, of which more than 2 tons of used batteries and the remainder of electrical and electronic ones at the end of their lives (more than 110 tons).

This campaign aims to encourage the delivery of electrical waste and used batteries to school establishments and local entities to ensure that they will receive the proper treatment, following their path to the recycling stage. In this sense, several schools will be distinguished based on the volumes sent for recycling.

Currently, the national top 5 is made up of the schools: Children's Center of Santa Casa da Misericórdia de Caminha (Viana do Castelo), School Center of Alcobaça (Leiria), EB1 of Cabanas de Tavira (Faro), Secondary School of Ponte de Sor ( Portalegre) and EBI / S Cardeal Costa Nunes (Autonomous Region of the Azores). Together, these schools account for 22,30% of the total waste collected.

The analysis of the results by regions indicates that the districts of Lisbon, Leiria, Setúbal, Viana do Castelo and Vila Real occupy the first 5 places, totaling more than 50 tons. It should also be noted that, despite a recent participation in this activity, the Autonomous Region of Madeira already totals more than 4,5 tons of waste collected.

Filipa Moita, responsible for communication at ERP Portugal, stresses that “despite the difficulties in collecting experienced in the last months, due to the mandatory confinement, it was possible to count the effort made by the hundreds of students, teachers and families in general before this situation that left the almost stopped country. We believe that this work was maintained, even at home, and that, with the possibility of returning to educational establishments soon, students will put more waste in Deposits and increase the numbers in the next phase of the contest. We know that this will be a year with abnormal numbers, compared to the growth registered in recent years, but we do not want to stop congratulating everyone for their work ”.

In addition to the challenge of waste collection, running until September, schools are dedicated to the development of creative work, segmented according to the levels of education involved (Basic, Secondary / Professional and Higher Education).

The Depositrão Generation has, on average, the involvement of more than 700 schools and entities, 420 thousand students and about 40 thousand teachers, and is sponsored by the brands LG, Orima, Pingo Doce and Worten.

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