JULY, 17 2018
Congratulations to the 250 schools participating in the "Separate and Win" contests from Valorsul, which they sent to recycle 309 tons of plastic & metal and 190 tons of paper & cardboard.

The biggest reward is the environmental one: paper and cardboard recycling prevented the slaughtering of 3,700 trees and all the separated plastic equals 1,900 liters of oil.The schools were also awarded a total of more than € 39,700.

In last school year , Ecovalor, Valorsul's environmental education program for the school community, has reached 250 schools, which has resulted in the involvement of more than 50,000 students. In addition to the school competitions, Valorsul complements its offer with awareness-raising actions, visits to its facilities and informative materials on recycling.

In keeping with its commitment to environmental education and recycling goals, Valorsul recognizes the key role of schools and work in partnership with municipalities.

This school year, for the first time, Ecovalor received the contribution of institutions that wanted to join the project and also separate their packaging and paper participating in this contest.
In the first year, it was possible to involve 22 institutions (Firefighters, Parish Centers, Day Centers and Homes) that in the global separated more than 18 tons of plastic and metal and 13 tons of paper and cardboard.
The institutions received participation premiums in the total amount of € 1,500.00.

About Valorsul
Valorsul is responsible for the treatment and recovery of urban waste from 19 municipalities in the Lisbon area and the western region: Alcobaça, Alenquer, Amadora, Arruda dos Vinhos, Azambuja, Bombarral, Cadaval, Caldas da Rainha, Lisbon, Loures, Lourinhã, Nazaré, Óbidos, Odivelas, Peniche, Rio Maior, Sobral de Monte Agraço, Torres Vedras, Vila Franca de Xira. Valorsul values ​​20% of all domestic waste produced in Portugal, serving 1.6 million inhabitants. Valorsul produces and exports 2% of national domestic consumption to the grid.

Additional information: Joana Xavier - Communication and Sensitization - Valorsul, SA Tel.21 953 59 91 Mobile: 939900503 E-mail: joana.xavier@valorsul.pt