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Depositrão  Generation collects more than 2000 tons of waste in 10 years
Depositrão Generation collects more than 2000 tons of waste in 10 years

This week, Depositrão Generation campaign celebrated its 10th anniversary in Municipal Sports Park of Mafra, in an event that brought together thousands of students and teachers, and was attended by the Environment Secretary of State, Carlos Martins.

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This week, Depositrão Generation campaign celebrated its 10th anniversary in Municipal Sports Park of Mafra, in an event that brought together thousands of students and teachers, and was attended by the Environment Secretary of State, Carlos Martins.

The project, which is one of the longest-lasting and national coverage projects in the country, involves more than 420 000 students, 40 000 teachers from 600 schools and more than 2 thousand tons of Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) and Waste Batteries and Accumulators (WB&A).

Throughout these editions, more than 370 schools have been awarded, and there are some schools that have participated enthusiastically since the first hour in this project, namely EB23 Damião de Odemira, EB1 Loução-Venade, EB1 Cabanas de Tavira, EB1 de Lamas and JI Casais de São Clemente.

Filipa Moita, ERP Portugal PR Manager, explains that “it is with great satisfaction that we share this day with the schools that throughout this decade have helped us incessantly in this mission, with tons of energy and dedication! This goal was achieved with the work of all the students, teachers, employees and respective families, Municipalities and entities that supported and participated from the first moment, signing this commitment with our Planet! Thank you so much for making Depositrão a shared culture! See you soon! “

It is worth remembering that the commemorations of this anniversary were part of the Green Flags Day of the Eco-Schools Program (a partner of this campaign since the beggining), in an initiative that included a series of activities, exhibitions and performances of the schools, being also the time to reward the winning schools of the previous edition of the Depositrão Generation, responsible for the largest collection of electrical and electronic waste and end-of-life batteries:

 

In the last edition, the awarded schools recognized in the total weight criterion were:

  • EB23 Damião de Odemira (Beja), nationwide winner – more than 16 500 kg;
  • EB1 de Loução–Venade (Viana do Castelo) – more than 14 500 kg;
  • Escola Secundária de Ponte de Sor (Portalegre) – more than 13 000 kg;
  • Escola Secundária com 3.º Ciclo do Fundão (Castelo Branco)  – more than 10 000 kg;
  • EBI/S Cardeal Costa Nunes (Região Autónoma dos Açores) – more than 8 900 kg.

 

Regarding the total weight per student, the schools that reached the top were:

  • Jardim de Infância de Casais de São Clemente (Miranda do Corvo);
  • EB1 de Lamas (Miranda do Corvo);
  • EB1 de Loução-Venade (Viana do Castelo);
  •  EB1 de Cabanas de Tavira (Faro);
  • Escola Básica de Paiva (Évora).

 

In addition to the collection activity, schools responded to creative challenges, segmented by levels of schooling. In this context, the winning schools were:

  • EB23 Dr. Acácio de Azevedo (Aveiro);
  • Escola Básica e Secundária Pedro da Fonseca (Castelo Branco);
  • EB/JI João Beare (Leiria);
  • Jardim de Infância do Cacém Nº1 (Lisbon);
  • Escola Básica e Secundária Gama Barros (Lisbon);
  • Escola Superior de Tecnologia da Saúde de Lisboa (Lisbon);
  • EB23 Sophia de Mello Breyner (Oporto);
  • Escola Secundária da Ribeira Grande and Escola Rui Galvão de Carvalho (Azores);
  • Escola EB1/PE e Creche do Porto Moniz e EB23 Dr. Horácio Bento de Gouveia (Madeira);
  • EB1 Nº 6 do Barreiro (Setúbal).