JANUARY 22, 2024

Professional Football Week is once again an Ecoevent where good environmental practices will be promoted


For the second season running, EGF and the Football Foundation - Liga Portugal are turning the Allianz CUP Final Four into an Ecoevent, which is taking place in Leiria until 27 January.


More than just three football matches where the new Winter Champion will be crowned, the Final Four is also a week full of entertainment and activities that promise to bring a very special colour to the city of Lis and involve the entire local community, while at the same time being an Ecoevent.


During this week, there will be many environmental awareness activities promoted by EGF and Valorlis, which is responsible for containerisation in the Fan Zone area, which will be available to the whole community at the Football Foundation - Liga Portugal stand in this same space, located right in the heart of Leiria.


On match days, the Estádio Municipal de Leiria - Dr. Magalhães Pessoa will be reinforced with recycling containers, so that every football spectacle has a strong commitment to environmental sustainability, as is the Football Foundation's prerogative.


It should also be noted that on 26 January, students from the Domingos Sequeira Secondary School will create an art installation using recycled materials collected over the course of these days, next to the Leiria Municipal Stadium. This same installation will then be exhibited on the day most awaited by all: the grand final, on 27 January.In the Recycle Bingo app, EGF's game that encourages and rewards good environmental practices, a special and exclusive mission will be available to all users throughout this week dedicated to Professional Football.


This Eco-event takes place within the scope of the cooperation protocol for Sustainability between EGF and the Football Foundation, which provides for the joint organisation and promotion of events and initiatives related to the respective areas of activity.


All the ingredients are therefore in place for this to be a great celebration of professional football, with full respect for its environmental commitments!


About EGF:

EGF is a leading European company in the environmental sector and a leader in the treatment and recovery of waste in Portugal. As part of the MOTA-ENGIL Group, it is responsible for ensuring that waste is treated and recovered in the most environmentally correct and economically sustainable way, helping to improve the quality of life and the environment.

The waste treatment and recovery systems are managed by 11 concession companies (Algar, Amarsul, Ersuc, Resiestrela, Resinorte, Resulima, Suldouro, Valorlis, Valorminho, Valnor, Valorsul), set up in partnership with the municipalities they serve, which process around 3.3 million tonnes of municipal waste (MW) every year, serving a population of 6.3 million people spread over 174 municipalities, in an area equivalent to 60% of Portugal's territory.



VALORLIS is the company that manages the selective collection and treatment of municipal waste in the municipalities of Batalha, Leiria, Marinha Grande, Ourém, Pombal and Porto de Mós and continues to raise awareness among the community in order to guarantee the proper functioning of the region's municipal waste management system.


About the Football Foundation - Liga Portugal:

The Football Foundation aims to use the notoriety of Football, its players and professional competitions in favour of Social Responsibility and the promotion of Ecological Sustainability, for a positive and tolerant Football with a view to a more inclusive and equitable society.

All of this as a national and international reference organisation in the area of Corporate Social Responsibility and Professional Football, developing actions that create value for Civil Society through the values of Football.