JULY, 06 2018

EGF and the 11 Concessionaires, with the support of POSEUR (Operational Program for Sustainability and Efficiency in the Use of Resources), are promoting and supporting sustainable events among cities and organizations from the North to the South of the country. Summer festivals, sporting events, festivals and pilgrimages are the first target of this campaign which aims to broaden appropriate environmental habits everywhere.


A new wave of social innovation has started.  ALGAR, AMARSUL, ERSUC, RESIESTRELA, RESINORTE, RESULIMA, SULDOURO, VALNOR, VALORLIS, VALORSUL and VALORMINHO are in force and will intensify this energy by the end of the year, in each of their areas of intervention, with the realization of initiatives that turn this year's events into good environmental examples.


The objective is to ensure that the organizers ensure the proper management of waste produced in the event venues, from their prevention, reuse and recycling and to sensitize the participants to collaborate in this collective movement. To assist in this mission, each concessionaire assures the selective collection of the containers, containers / containers appropriate to each location, awareness actions and incentives based on the quantity delivered.


What is an EcoEvent

An EcoEvent is a one-off initiative, certified by each EGF concessionaire, which takes place in a predefined space, has a limited duration and is an example of adopting appropriate environmental measures that promote sustainability concepts. EcoEvents are backed up with a suitable selective collection service adapted to their size, local awareness and economic benefits associated with the quantity of packaging separated properly.




This initiative is part of an environmental communication strategy in the implementation phase of all the EGF concessionaires, which combines social innovation and results focus, in a methodology that has been funded by POSEUR. Projects of an equivalent size will soon start with commerce and services and educational establishments, and in practice it is intended to encourage the citizen to recycle everything, always and everywhere.


How to organize EcoEvent


In 2018 there are many and varied good examples of EcoEventos: Rock in Rio (Lisbon); World Surfing Championship (Peniche); Carnival (Loulé and Torres Vedras);Sol da Caparica Festival (Costa da Caparica); Festival Vilar de Mouros and Paredes de Coura; countless city festivals, pilgrimages and races scattered throughout the country.


You can find more information on the EGF Website, or by contacting each of the companies in your area of contact (contacts available HERE).


This initiative will be open to all event organizers, including municipalities, parish councils and promoters.


For more information: Ana Loureiro | 968601711 | ana.loureiro@egf.pt


About EGF

EGF, Environmental Global Facilities, is a European company of reference in the environmental sector and leader in waste treatment and recovery in Portugal. Reinforced by its integration into the MOTA-ENGIL and URBASER Group, EGF is the majority shareholder in 11 waste treatment concessionaries: Algar, Amarsul, Ersuc, Resiestrela, Resinorte, Resulima, Suldouro, Valnor, Valorlis, Valorminho and Valorsul.