FEBRUARY 12, 2020

Valorlis, EGF's concessionaire in Alta Estremadura, ended 2019 with the highest value ever in the selective collection of municipal waste. Separation in ecopoints increased 17% compared to the same period in 2018. The involvement of the population was essential to achieve these results.


This year, a total of 12,460 tons of waste was sent to recycling in the Valorlis intervention area: 4,865 tons of glass, 5,377 tons of paper / cardboard and 2,218 tons of plastic and metal packaging. The increase in all materials was notable, with the separation in plastic and metal ecopoints having registered the highest growth (19% more than in the previous year). There was a very positive evolution in separation of glass for recycling (16% more). Paper / cardboard recycling grew by 15%.


The selective collection effort in the municipalities in the area of ​​influence of Valorlis (Batalha, Leiria, Marinha Grande, Ourém, Pombal and Porto de Mós) resulted in the saving of 80 thousand trees; metal that allows the manufacture of more than 11.4 million cans of 0.33 liters; enough plastic to produce more than 1.8 million XL t-shirts and an amount of glass that can produce around 13.9 million 0.75 liter bottles.


Marta Guerreiro, CEO of Valorlis, points out: “This improvement is due to a greater environmental awareness of the population, coupled with a strong investment in new ecopoints, different types of containers, vehicles and awareness campaigns for the correct separation that Valorlis have been developing together with the municipalities. And adds: "Despite the excellent results achieved, we are aware that our effort to provide an increasingly better service to the population must continue, so that together we can build a better environment for all".


For more information contact: Cidália Martins | cidalia.martins@valorlis.pt | 00351 244575540