Portuguese Minister of Environment visits the "Recycle to Win" project at the Póvoa de Varzim market, which collected 7.6 tons of materials in two months of operation

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Last Friday, March 8, the Minister of Environment, João Pedro Matos Fernandes, visited the recyclables collection machine of the "Recycle to Win" Project, a unique machine in the country that has attracted curiosity, and the materials of many Póvoa inhabitants.

To accompany this visit, among many guests were also the Secretary of State for the Environment, Carlos Martins, the President of Lipor and Póvoa de Varzim Municipality, Aires Pereira, Fernando Leite, CEO of Lipor, the Vice President of Póvoa de Varzim Municipality, Luís Diamantino, Councilors Sílvia Costa and Lucinda Amorim and Councilman Marco Barbosa.

This visit results not only from the prospect that the Ministry of the Environment is doing for the placement and promotion of similar machines, but also due to the excellent results that the machine is having. In two months of operation, it collected more than 83,000 packages, totaling 7,6 tons of materials for recycling.

As the Minister himself said, "we must create and invest in a management model that allows us to value waste, which are products and will re-enter the production process, inhibiting the extraction of raw materials."

The President of Lipor, Aires Pereira, added to the words of the Minister, stating that the success of these initiatives involves participation, concluding that "this is not possible without the collaboration of the citizens".

The Minister reinforced the Government's intention to commit to extending this pilot project to 50 locations by the end of the year.

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