Algar is reinforcing its selective collection activity, estimating the increase in waste production in the Algarve region during summer, motivated by tourists influx.
In order to respond effectively to the growth in production of deposited packaging in the recycling bins, the company is mobilizing human resources and equipment for the selective collection activity, namely:
In order for all of us to collaborate, Algar makes available the following means for separation and recyclable waste deposition:
Algar works in partnership with the municipalities for a more sustainable Algarve.
This partnership's main goal is to improve the articulation between the entities of the region and Algar in the resolution of some operational constraints that arise, mainly, in periods of greater population concentration in the Algarve.
The following measures stand out:
In this way, it is possible to define common methodologies both in urban cleaning and waste collection, through concerted efforts, optimization of resources and integration of contributions.
Do you know what happens to your recyclables after they are deposited in the recycling bin?
The different materials, after being collected by Algar in the recycling bins, are sent to the Sorting Units (Loulé and Portimão), where they undergo a more detailed separation.
The flow of the yellow container (plastic and metal) is separated and baled in different types: PET, HDPE, Film, EPS (styrofoam), Mixed Plastics, ECAL (cardboard packaging for liquid foods), Ferrous and Non-Ferrous Metals.
The material collected in the blue container (paper and cardboard) is separated from contaminants such as grease-soiled papers and others, and then packaged.