Recycling in Portugal

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  • 1. Recycling is a process to change materials into new products. Paper, glass, metal and plastic can be recycled. recycling extraction transport production transport installation utilization discard
  • 2. Recycling in Portugal Portugal has a very good network of recycling facilities for the general public. Portuguese households don’t generally have a dustbin collection themselves. Household waste and recycling is taken, by the householder, to the nearest recycle point (ecoponto) or large green skip (for general waste).
  • 3. Ecopontos are commonplace. Blue for paper and card, yellow for packaging and green for glass. Recycle points - Ecopontos There are also numerous recycle points which sometimes also include a small orange bin, on the front or the side, for old batteries.
  • 4. Recycle points - Ecopontos Even the beaches are equipped with a basic version of the ecopontos you find elsewhere.
  • 5. Recycle points – Clothing bank Here you can put your old clothes.
  • 6. SPV- Sociedade Ponto Verde Who are they? It’s a nonprofit association with the aim of making the country sustainable Aims? Their mission is to manage and organize the recovery of waste through the Integrated Management of Packing Waste (Sistema Integrado de Gestão de Resíduos de Embalagens).
  • 7. Ponto Verde in Portugal – Caldas da Rainha Number of: Recycle centres .................................................................11 Recycle points ............................................................. 5 514 Green recycle points ................................................... 5.634 Blue recycle points ...................................................... 5.515 Yellow recycle points .................................................. 5.009 Land fill ......................................................................... 2 Screening station .......................................................... 2 Waste transfer station .................................................. 6 Organic recycling station ............................................ 1 Door to door collection – serves a population of: ..... 236.968
  • 8. VALORMED Who are they? It was created in 1999. It’s a non profit association. Aims? It has the responsability of managing waste of empty containers of medicines discarded.
  • 9. RESIOESTE Who are they? Empresa Geral do Fomento (EGF) is responsible for ensuring the treatment and recovery of waste contributing to improving the quality of life and the environment. What do they do? They work in the area of integrated municipal solid waste of 60% of Portuguese population(6,4 millions of inhabitants) that produce 3.7 million tons of waste annually.
  • 10. Other associations that help Invironment in Portugal
  • 11. AGROBIO - Associação Portuguesa de Agricultura Biológica Almargem - Associação de Defesa do Património Cultural e Ambiental Amigos dos Açores - Associaçao Ecológica http://www.agrobio.pt/pt/ http://www.almargem.org/ http://www.amigosdosacores.pt/
  • 12. CPADA - Confederação Portuguesa das Associações de Defesa do Ambiente GEOTA - Grupo de Estudos do Ordenamento do Território e Ambiente ASPEA - Associaçao Portuguesa de Educação Ambiental http://www.cpada.pt/ http://www.geota.pt/scid/geotawebpage/ http://www.aspea.org/
  • 13. LPN - Liga para a Protecçao da Natureza Planeta Verde - Associaçao para a Protecçao e Defesa da Floresta QUERCUS - Associação Nacional de Conservação da Natureza http://www.lpn.pt/ http://www.quercus.pt/
  • 14. Carolina Santos and Inês Morgado Agrupamento de Escolas Rafael Bordalo Pinheiro