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EGF dealerships launch biggest environmental campaign ever to promote collective movement

The concessionaires EGF, a leading group in the treatment and recovery of waste in Portugal, launched, this Wednesday, the largest environmental awareness campaign ever developed in Portugal with European funds.

With an investment of more than one million euros, the ‘O Futuro do Planeta não é Reciclável movement (The Future of the Planet is Not Recyclable), it calls for the prevention, reuse and recycling of urban waste. The advertising film features Rúben Alves, author of the acclaimed film “A Gaiola Dourada”.

The objective of this campaign is to take the citizen to action and be part of a collective movement, through the adoption of appropriate environmental behaviors in their daily management and by assuming their role as a resource manager, in a value chain of which they are part. EGF and its dealerships.

“This is a very important campaign for the EGF group. We counted on the involvement of all concessionaires, employees and partners, to create, together, a collective environmental movement that will make a difference”, underlined Emídio Pinheiro, Chairman of the Board of Directors of EGF.

This campaign is part of the Strategic Environmental Communication application, submitted by the EGF concessionaires and approved by POSEUR for the period 2016-2020 with a co-financing of 85%. For its implementation, a public tender with international advertising was carried out, and the award was made for the value of €1,061,732.

The presentation of the campaign was made this morning, at the Thalia theater, in Lisbon, in a public ceremony attended by the Secretary of State for the Environment, Inês dos Santos Costa.

The advertising film, authored by director Rúben Alves, who made the film “Gaiola Dourada”, is very cinematographic and aims to raise awareness and lead to the necessary change in behavior.

This spot shows what happens to waste after being separated in ecopoints and gives face and voice to thousands of workers in this sector of activity. In addition, the role of municipalities and organizations, which are invited to promote this campaign in their regions, is also highlighted.

Also actress Ana Varela, comedian, António Raminhos, singer Toy and urban artist Xico Gaivota will help to give voice to this movement, through various actions on social networks and the creation of an installation to celebrate the movement.

Regional events and participations will also be promoted, as well as environmental education actions on the ground, such as the Ecovalor Program and Recycle Bingo.

The multi-media advertising campaign, whose creativity was in charge of Tux & Gill, will be present in several national and regional media – press, radio, billboards and television –, highlighting the actions integrated in The Voice Portugal, Big Brother and Manhãs (program of Rádio Comercial).

Also noteworthy are the special care for inclusion and diversity applied in this campaign, including the subtitling of the films, the implementation of the rules in ordering the containers (blue, green and yellow) for the blind and the creation of a tattoo with the application of the ColorADD symbols.

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