Editorial from
November 16, 2022
11. Sustainable cities and communities

11. Sustainable cities and communities

Making cities and communities inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable

12. Responsible consumption and production

Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns

17. Partnerships for the goals

Strengthen the means of implementation and revitalize the Global Partnership for Sustainable Development

One year of iRec materialized in 70 tons of beverage packages being recycled

One year has passed since the iRec initiative was implemented. Here you can read the balance of this first year.

One million beverage packages collected, 70 tons sent for recovery and 1.2 million CityPoints awarded. This is the balance of one year of the iREC– Inovar a Reciclagem project, which, since January 2021, has been testing a model of a Deposit System with Return in Cascais.


The initiative, promoted by Cascais Ambiente in partnership with Nova SBE, includes 15 deposit machines located in Mercado da Vila and in the main retailers in the municipality, thus giving Cascais residents the opportunity to return their beverage packages, being them in plastic, glass or cans, receiving, in return, points in the CityPoints application, which can be exchanged for sustainable products.


“One year and one million packages are important milestones. With this Return Deposit System that we are experimenting with in Cascais, we test solutions that allow us to advance to the field with greater knowledge, as soon as the legislation is approved. Today, we know that the involvement of all stakeholders is essential for the system to work”, said Luís Almeida Capão in a statement. Regarding the numbers that mark the anniversary of the initiative, the chairman of the Board of Directors of Cascais Ambiente reinforced that “a good articulation between the collection service and the retailers is essential”, also saying that “a good project of communication, dissemination and information aimed at citizens, along with the availability of machines in the most appropriate places, make for greater adherence.”


You can read the full article here. – Itis in Portuguese


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