Webinar “Circular Economy - How do we get there?” promoted by Tellus
Webinar “Circular Economy - How do we get there?” promoted by Tellus

On Earth Day, the first event organized by the Tellus project was presented. This is a webinar in a round table format, the objective of which was the dissemination of 5 projects and services in the field of Circular Economy, in order to bring together to enhance inter-business and inter-individual collaborations.

Presentation of the PLAAC – Arrábida project
Presentation of the PLAAC – Arrábida project

The second part of the seminar began with the presentation of PLAAC - Arrábida project, coordinated by ENA, will provide the municipalities of Setúbal, Sesimbra and Palmela with local climate change adaptation plans.

CircularBuild Project Launching Event
CircularBuild Project Launching Event

Yesterday took place the CircularBuild Project Launch Event: “Circularity applied to prefabricated modular construction”, supported by the EEA Grants Environment Programme.

ReBuild 17: Kick Off Webinar
ReBuild 17: Kick Off Webinar

The objectives and results of the Rebuild 17 project will be publicly presented in digital format on February 4th. There will also be a debate on waste originating in construction.

Presentation of the Circular Buildings project
Presentation of the Circular Buildings project

The Launch Event of the Circular Buildings project will take place on February 2nd, which aims to make the public presentation of the project, and the panel will have representatives from partner entities, promoting the discussion of its objectives.

Presentation of the iREC project
Presentation of the iREC project

The iREC project of the Environment Program, financed by EEAGrants, was presented at Cascais Town Market. This pioneering project anticipates the future mandatory implementation of these systems in Portugal as early as 2022.

Launch of the iREC project
Launch of the iREC project

The iREC project consists of the implementation of a pilot project that encourages citizens to return beverage packages to one of 10 machines distributed in the municipality of Cascais.

Environment Programme presents Local Adaptation Projects
Environment Programme presents Local Adaptation Projects

Today, at the Secretary General for Environment, projects from the Environment Program financed by the EEA Grants were presented, dedicated to the theme: Projects to strengthen adaptation to climate change at the local level.

Start of the project “Bebidas + Circulares”
Start of the project “Bebidas + Circulares”

As of today it’s easier and more affordable to recycle beverage bottles in Lisbon. The Portuguese capital now has 11 more automatic return machines, installed in the stores of APED associates such as Continente, Pingo Doce, Lidl Portugal, Auchan Retail Portugal and El Corte Inglés, and also at the Municipal Market of Benfica.

Refill_H2O Project: a project from the academy to the academy
Refill_H2O Project: a project from the academy to the academy

The RefillH20 Project was presented at the 2nd Sustainable Campus Conference 2020 (CCS2020) organized by the Polytechnic Institute of Tomar. This project aims to drastically reduce, in the six IPVC schools, their bars, canteens and academic residences, the sale of water bottles in plastic packaging, thus promoting the application of the principles of circular economy, by reducing the use of plastic materials and the respective production of waste.

Esposende Municipality signs protocol on National day for the sea
Esposende Municipality signs protocol on National day for the sea

The E-Redes project is a pilot study promoted by the Municipality, in partnership with the municipal company Esposende Ambiente, the University of Minho and the Environmental Association - Rio Neiva, which aims at implementing a pilot study in the Marine Protected Area of the Northern Littoral Marine Park, were degradable gillnets and trammel nets will be provided to the fishing community in an unprecedented pilot test.

Sustainable Value
Sustainable Value

The Sustainable Value project comprises a service with a strong capacity for penetration and acceptance in the market associated with sustainable construction and circular economy

LIPOR and IPDJ together fighting against Marine litter
LIPOR and IPDJ together fighting against Marine litter

“Há Rio E Mar, Há Lixo Para Transformar” was publicly presented on June 19, on an event presenting the Prevention and Awareness Raising projects for the reduction of marine litter, at the Cruise Terminal of the Port of Leixões

E-Redes Project reduces marine litter on land and at sea
E-Redes Project reduces marine litter on land and at sea

Last Wednesday, November 4, the first of nine campaigns for the collection, quantification and classification of discarded marine litter on the coast of Esposende began, one of several actions to be carried out under the E-REDES project.

DST’S Circular Economy project in construction
DST’S Circular Economy project in construction

CirMat - CIRcular aggregates for sustainable road and building MATerials - project, promoted by the construction company DST SA, was one of the projects selected by the Secretary General for Environment, within the scope of the competition to promote the circular economy in construction, under the EEA Grants Environment Programme.

Project Rebuild 17
Project Rebuild 17

The project is financed by the EEA Grants financial mechanism and results from the cooperation between the Azorean Government, through the Regional Laboratory of Civil Engineering (LREC), Fibrenamics Azores, through the Advanced Products Materials Innovation Center (CIMPA), and the Icelandic company ReSource International.

Environment Programme present at Portugal Smart Cities Summit 2020
Environment Programme present at Portugal Smart Cities Summit 2020

On the 23rd, the morning part of the Portugal Smart Cities Summit 2020 event will be dedicated to the Circular Economy theme: Increased application of circular economy principles in the Construction sector, with presentation of projects financed by the EEA Grants.

First Litter Collection Initiative
First Litter Collection Initiative

The Fishing the Plastic project's waste collection initiative aims to raise awareness of the urgent need to reduce plastic in the oceans.

Circular Buildings
Circular Buildings

This project aims to develop decision support tools to promote the increase of material reuse and the reduction in waste production in the Construction sector.

The objectives of the Bottle to Bottle project
The objectives of the Bottle to Bottle project

Ecoibéria - Reciclados Ibericos presented the objectives of its project “Bottle to Bottle: Top Quality PET for the circular economy of plastic bottles in Portugal” within the scope of the Call# 1of the Environment Programme.

Raising public awareness of the iREC project
Raising public awareness of the iREC project

One of the project’s aims is to evaluate the effectiveness of the introduction of the incentive program, supporting decision-making regarding the transition to the new mandatory deposit system.

The gamification platform of the iREC project
The gamification platform of the iREC project

Developed by Cascais Environment in partnership with New Faculty SBE, the iREC Project presents an innovative approach that unites retailers, collection services, research centers and companies in the waste sector for the management of single-use packaging, with the aim of increasing its correct routing, as well as its recycling.

Objectives of the Oeste + Recicla project
Objectives of the Oeste + Recicla project

Intermunicipal Community of the West creates a Project with the Norwegian partner Empower to implement a deposit system for packaging of non-reusable drinks in the 12 Municipalities of the West.

Deposit system for non-reusable beverage packaging in the Azores
Deposit system for non-reusable beverage packaging in the Azores

The project approved for the Azores under the Environment, Climate Change and Low Carbon Economy Programme of the EEA Grants, which was proposed by the Regional Environment Directorate, aims to implement a system for depositing non-reusable drinks packaging with a value of around 942,000 euros.

Rio Ceira River Basin Management to respond to Climate Change
Rio Ceira River Basin Management to respond to Climate Change

Within the general objectives of the EEA Grants reducing economic and social disparities in Europe and in strengthening bilateral relations and cooperation with donor countries, the Project aims to improve resilience and the capacity to respond to climate change in selected areas, through concrete measures to adapt to climate change, at the local level.

Fishing the Plastic
Fishing the Plastic

The Business as Nature Fishing the Plastic project is one of the six winning projects in the "Small Grants Scheme - Projects for the prevention and awareness raising for the reduction of marine waste", funded by the EEA Grants Environment Programme, which received 24 applications. The project was presented in partnership with the Municipality of Ovar.

Project Refill H2O IPVC
Project Refill H2O IPVC

Refill H2O IPVC is a project funded by EEA Grants under the Small Grants Scheme #1 - Projects for the prevention and awareness of marine waste reduction.

Municipality of Esposende and the identification of marine litter sources
Municipality of Esposende and the identification of marine litter sources

The E-REDES project, promoted by the municipality of Esposende in partnership with the Municipal Company Esposende Environment consists of providing biodegradable nets to the local fishing community, to assess the contribution of this initiative in reducing ghost fishing and introducing synthetic plastic material into the ocean.

LIPOR and IPDJ together against marine waste
LIPOR and IPDJ together against marine waste

The application submitted by LIPOR and IPDJ, under the Environment, Climate Change and Low Carbon Economy Programme 'Environment Programme', of the European Economic Area Financial Mechanism 2014-2021 - Small Grants Scheme # 1 - Projects for the prevention and awareness raising for the reduction of marine waste, was one of the 6 winners, among the 24 applications submitted.

Launch of the Environment Programme
Launch of the Environment Programme

On May 29th, the Programme Environment financed by the European Economic Area Financial Mechanism - EEA Grants 2014-2021, will be publicly presented at the Auditorium of the Directorate General for Territory.

Presentation of the Environment Programme at CIP
Presentation of the Environment Programme at CIP

On the 13th of November an information meeting took place at Confederation of Portuguese Industry (CIP) headquarters, in Lisbon, with the purpose of introducing the Financial Mechanism of the European Economic Area 2014-2021.

First Mission to Norway for the Environment Programme
First Mission to Norway for the Environment Programme

The initiative, organized by the program operator, the Secretary General of the Ministry for the Environment and Energy Transition, took place between October 8 and 12, with the presence of Carlos Martins, Secretary of State for the Environment.

Visit to Ceira's River Basin in the Centre Region of Portugal
Visit to Ceira's River Basin in the Centre Region of Portugal

The National Management Unit and the Secretary General accompanied the Secretary of State for the Environment, Carlos Marins, in a preliminary visit to Ceira’s River Basin regarding the implementation of the Pre-Defined Project.