The 19th edition of the Ecovalor Program has already started, in which the annual recycling contest “Separa e Ganha” stands out, the challenge launched by the EGF group to educational institutions across the country, which offers prizes to schools that present better performance in separating your used plastic and metal packaging and paper and cardboard.
This contest is aimed at recycling enthusiasts and is part of the EGF Ecovalor Program, an active program since 2002 that involves schools across the country, with several initiatives that promote good environmental practices. This year, all awareness raising actions were adapted to digital format for the safety of all participants, continuing the environmental awareness mission.
The initiative plan is adapted to the reality of each region and is implemented by each EGF concessionaire – Algar, Amarsul, Ersuc, Resiestrela, Resinorte, Resulima, Suldouro, Valorlis, Valorminho, Valnor and Valorsul – in its area of operation, in partnership with the respective municipalities. Despite the pandemic phase, this program has never stopped and has overcome challenges and promoted new solutions.
In 2019, the Ecovalor Program received more than 2,500 tons of packaging to be recycled, doubling the volume of the previous year. 1,099 schools and almost 400,000 people participated, almost twice the impact the program had in 2018.
In addition, the concessionaires completed a total of more than 6,500 complementary actions, such as face-to-face visits, awareness-raising actions, or campaigns, reaching more than 100 thousand people.
This program reinforces the mission of the EGF group, such as the national campaign “The Future of the Planet is Not Recyclable”, launched last month, which brought about the awareness of the Portuguese, leading them to adopt appropriate environmental behaviors, in the sense of protect the planet.