Depositrão Generation

May 22nd, 2020

1st phase collection school winners

Centro Infantil da Santa Casa da Misericórdia de Caminha leads collection in the 12th Edition of Depositrão Generation

Districts of Viana do Castelo, Leiria, Faro, Portalegre and Autonomous Region of Azores occupy top 5 collection activity

In the first phase of the 12th edition of Depositrão Generation, 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 ERP Portugal campaign, for 12 consecutive years in the field in partnership with the Eco-Schools Program, aims to encourage the delivery of electrical waste and used batteries to schools and local entities to ensure that they will receive the proper treatment, following their route to the recycling stage.

In this sense, several schools are distinguished throughout the school year based on the volumes sent for recycling.

So far, the national top 5 is made up of the schools: Centro Infantil da Santa Casa da Misericórdia de Caminha (Viana do Castelo), Centro Escolar de Alcobaça (Leiria), EB1 de Cabanas de Tavira (Faro), Escola Secundária de Ponte de Sor (Portalegre) and EBI/S Cardeal Costa Nunes (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, ERP Portugal PR Manager, underlines that “despite the difficulties in collecting experienced in the last months, due to mandatory confinement, it was possible to count the effort made by hundreds of students, teachers and families in general before this situation that almost stopped the 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 Depositrões 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, schools are dedicated to creative works, segmented according to the levels of education (Basic, Secondary/Professional and Universities).

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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