OCTOBER, 01 2018

On the last day 26.09 was presented the lecture Plastic and Marine Environment, the 6th conference of the Center for Communication of the Oceans, an initiative sponsored by EGF with the aim of promoting the debate about the sustainability of our seas.



This lecture was held at the Valorsul Screening Center in Lumiar, in a studio prepared for this purpose with 49 plastic bales (PET), a total of 10 tons that will be sent to recycle this week and that can, for example, shirts and Gifts! After the lecture, a visit to the Screening Center was conducted, where the participants had the opportunity to see the whole treatment process of the packages that we put in the ecopoints for recycling.


The initiative aims to raise awareness and raise awareness of the problem with a concrete point of view and to present solutions, namely that human behavior must be more conscious so that waste can be prevented, reused and exploited on land so that it never reaches the sea.


The lecture is already available, in its entirety, here.

Throughout this week, all previous talks will also be available to the public.




Microplásticos: What are they and what can we do?

- Dra Filipa Bessa - Researcher (biologist) of MARE-University of Coimbra, specializing in microplastics in marine environments.


Plastic trash in the seas off the coast of Cascais

- Miguel Lacerda - sailor, diver and leader of a pioneering study on plastic garbage on the cliffs and remote beaches of Cabo da Roca and its surroundings.


Prevention, Reuse and Recycling

- Susana Silva - Responsible for the area of ​​Communication and Awareness of the company Amarsul, will present the latest social innovation projects of EGF.


About the Oceans Communication Center

The Oceans Communication Center is a project of Nysse Arruda, journalist and curator, nautical specialist for more than 20 years in Portugal, author of several publications and awarded in 2016 by the Femina Prize. It started this project to promote the debate on the essential issues associated with the Sea, and obtained institutional support from several institutions, especially the Presidency of the Republic, the Ministry of the Sea, the Ministry of the Environment, the Lisbon City Council, the Hydrographic Institute, the Sciences of Lisbon, IPMA and Unesco-Portugal.

This project is also sponsored by the Olympic sailors João Rodrigues and Joana Pratas, but also with the Brazilian sailor Torben Grael, the surfer Garret McNamara and the American NGO Marine MegaFauna Mozambique.


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 Group, EGF is the majority shareholder in 11 waste treatment concessionaries: Algar, Amarsul, Ersuc, Resiestrela, Resinorte, Resulima, Suldouro, Valnor, Valorlis, Valorminho and Valorsul.


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