Circular Economy: Waste as a Resource

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Our Board of Directors signed the Commitment Declaration, on March 12, 2018, reinforcing LIPOR's voluntary commitment to Circular Economy principles. 

On Agenda, there are several challenges and trends for the waste sector, which has been promoting a deeply reflection about the same.

Contributing to "A Vision for the Circular Economy of Plastics", Lipor signed a commitment (document in Portuguese) to the Single Use Plastics and Plastics Strategy on September 17, 2018, at the Board of Directors.

Lipor has submitted to the Ellen MacArthur Foundation its Global Commitment for a new Plastic Economy, becoming part of the more than 250 organizations that have signed this commitment worldwide.

LIPOR, clearly advocate that waste is managed as a resource LIPOR consolidates its position which is reflected by the creation of value along to the production cycle, characterized by the reintroduction of "waste" as "resource" in the value chain. 
To concretize it, the LIPOR involvement with Circular Economy is on a SPEED UP, SCALE UP and IMPACT ON perspective.
So, our intervention is expanding the knowledge about the paradigm change and the concept of circular economy, provide technical knowledge into circular economy dynamics, with specialized integrated training and boost integrated dynamics of circular economy at local and national level.


NUTRIMAIS – THE CASE STUDY CLOSED THE LOOP 

Nutrimais is an organic soil improver, not a chemical fertiliser, use in agricultural soils keeps or increases their natural fertility. Nutrimais results from the composting process of source separated raw materials, such us fruit and vegetables and selected food waste from restaurants, canteens and similar establishments. The carefull selection of raw materials allowed us meet the standards for use in organic farming and to obtain certification by SATIVA. 

www.lipor.pt/en/municipal-solid-waste/organic-recovery/nutrimais/

CIRCULARITY PRACTICES BY LIPOR


 

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OPEN URBAN INNOVATION IN PORTO METROPOLITAN AREA

To know the territorial intelligence inherent to the metropolitan innovation ecosystem, with an environmental concern and aiming at new practices of open innovation was the subject of the project AMP Urbinov: Open Urban Innovation in Porto Metropolitan Area.

Financed by North 2020 (a financial instrument to support the regional development of Northern Portugal), from 1st July 2016 to 30th june 2018, the project resulted from the need to organize and dynamize the innovation ecosystem of the Porto Metropolitan Area.


 

There were 5 Actions in the project, and by LIPOR responsibility was the Action 3. Circular Economy, which the outputs are:

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Waste Disposal Sites
Find the nearest place to deposit their waste.
Ecopontos
Ecocentros