by Filipa Moita

The winning projects of Depositrão Generation schools, an ERP Portugal campaign, in partnership with the Eco-Schools Program, of the Blue Flag Association of Europe, are already known.

Throughout the 2019/2020 school year, schools at all levels of education were challenged to respond to creative statements related to the recycling of electrical and electronic products and end-of-life batteries, which are the focus of the initiative to raise awareness and mobilize sustainable behaviors since 2008.

According to 3 levels, aligned with the levels of education (Kindergarten, Basic, Secondary/Professional and Higher Education), the schools involved submitted more than 260 works, with emphasis on the construction of a “domestic” Depositrão to store used batteries, made with reused materials.

  1. Construction of a domestic Depositrão for used batteries (all levels of education)
    . 1st level – EB de S. Julião/Tavarede (Figueira da Foz), EB1/JI de Santa Cruz (Torres Vedras) and EB1 da Moita (Anadia);
    . 2nd level – EB23 of S. Torcato (Guimarães), EB and Sec. Pintor José de Brito (Viana do Castelo) and Colégio de Nossa Senhora de Fátima (Leiria);
    . 3rd level – Escola Superior de Tecnologia e Gestão do Instituto Politécnico de Viana do Castelo (Viana do Castelo), Escola Secundária de Arganil (Arganil) and Escola Secundária de Fafe (Fafe).
  2. Activity “Frame of WEEE” (JI and 1st Cycle) – Universidade Sénior de Machico (Machico), Escola Básica de Ammaia (Marvão) and Associação de Promoção Social, Desportiva, Recreativa e Cultural de Moita de Boi (Pombal).
  3. Activity “History of an old Equipment” (JI and 1st Cycle) – Escola Básica do Chafariz D’El-Rei (Évora), EB1 de Bustelo (Oliveira de Azeméis) and EB Hélia Correia (Mafra).
  4. Video “Appliances and Batteries at the End of Life” (2nd and 3rd Cycles; Secondary/Professional and Higher Education)
    . 1st level – Colégio dos Plátanos (Sintra), Escola Básica de Góis (Góis) and EB123 Professor Carlos Teixeira (Fafe);
    . 2nd level – Escola Secundária Dra. Laura Ayres (Loulé) and Escola Secundária João da Silva Correia (São João da Madeira).

To see the works, please click here.

All schools will receive a € 100 voucher to buy materials and equipment for their activities.

Filipa Moita, ERP Portugal PR Manager, adds that “these challenges are launched to schools with the annual waste collection activity to promote contact with them through creative experiences, with a view to preventing and reusing materials. The campaign aims to highlight the importance of reducing, reusing and recycling our waste to mitigate its impacts on the planet. It is a long-term project to preserve the future for all of us and a great lever in our daily work ”.