Depositrão Generation collects more than 2000 tons of waste in 10 years
This week marked the 10nd edition of Depositrão Generation campaign at Mafra Municipal Sports Park, in an event that brought together thousands of students and participating teachers, and was attended by the Secretary of State for the Environment, Carlos Martins.
The project, which is one of the longest-lasting and geographically dispersed projects in the country, involves more than 420 000 students, 40 000 teachers from 600 schools and has collected more than 2 thousand tons of Waste of Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) and Waste Batteries and Accumulators (WBA).
Throughout these editions, more than 370 schools have been awarded, and the dynamics of some schools that have participated enthusiastically since the first hour in this project, namely EB23 Damião de Odemira, EB1 Loução-Venade, EB1 Cabanas de Tavira, EB1 de Lamas and JI Casais de São Clemente.
Filipa Moita, ERP Portugal PR Manager, explains that “it is with great satisfaction that we share this day with the schools that throughout this decade have been helping us incessantly in this mission, with tons of energy and dedication! This goal was achieved with the work of all students, teachers, employees and their families, municipalities and entities that supported and participated since the beginning, marking their commitment to our Planet! Thank you so much for making the Depositron a shared culture!”
It is worth remembering that the commemorations of this anniversary were part of the Green Flags Day of the Eco-Schools Program (a partner of this campaign since the first moment), in an initiative that included several activities, exhibitions and performances of the schools, being also the time to reward the schools winners of the previous edition of the Depositron Generation, responsible for the largest collection of electrical and electronic waste and end-of-life batteries.
In the last edition, the winning schools awarded regarding the total weight were:
- EB23 Damião de Odemira (Beja), national leader, with more than 16 500 kg;
- EB1 de Loução–Venade (Viana do Castelo) surpassed 14 500 kg;
- Escola Secundária de Ponte de Sor (Portalegre) wih a weight higher than 13 000 kg;
- Escola Secundária com 3.º Ciclo do Fundão (Castelo Branco) has collected more than 10 000 kg;
- EBI/S Cardeal Costa Nunes (Região Autónoma dos Açores) that has sum more than 8 900 kg.
Regarding the total weight category per student, the awarded schools were:
- Jardim de Infância de Casais de São Clemente;
- EB1 de Lamas (both of Miranda do Corvo);
- EB1 de Loução-Venade (Viana do Castelo);
- EB1 de Cabanas de Tavira (Faro);
- Escola Básica de Paiva (Évora).
In addition to the collection activity, schools responded to creative challenges, segmented by scholar levels. In this context, the awarded schools were:
- EB23 Dr. Acácio de Azevedo (Aveiro);
- Escola Básica e Secundária Pedro da Fonseca (Castelo Branco);
- EB/JI João Beare (Leiria);
- Jardim de Infância do Cacém Nº1 (Lisboa);
- Escola Básica e Secundária Gama Barros (Lisboa);
- Escola Superior de Tecnologia da Saúde de Lisboa (Lisboa);
- EB23 Sophia de Mello Breyner (Porto);
- Escola Secundária da Ribeira Grande e Escola Rui Galvão de Carvalho (Região Autónoma dos Açores);
- Escola EB1/PE e Creche do Porto Moniz e EB23 Dr. Horácio Bento de Gouveia (Região Autónoma da Madeira);
- EB1 Nº 6 do Barreiro (Setúbal).