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Recycling at LIPOR continues to increase

Citizens from LIPOR's eight municipalities united in Multimaterial and Bio-waste Recycling

In 2022, LIPOR received around 66 265 tons of materials delivered for multimaterial recycling of paper/cardboard, plastic and glass, from door-to-door selective collection, proximity collection with conditioned access containers, Ecopoints and Ecocentres, which means a +5% growth when compared to 2021.

As a result of the selective collection of bio-waste and the expansion of door-to-door and proximity collection projects for food and green waste flows, LIPOR received 48 022 tons, which represents an increase of 11% compared to 2021.

These results show the strong investment and commitment of LIPOR and its Member Municipalities to maximize and increase the quantity and quality of materials to be sent for Recycling and Organic Recovery, and citizen involvement was crucial.

An excellent result is the -2% decrease in the amount of waste generated by citizens, which represents 5,888 tons less than in 2021. LIPOR sent 372,714 tons to Energy Recovery, which in 2022 will enable the export of 162,840 MWh of electric energy to EDP's national network. Only 6,284 tons of waste were landfilled, which represented only 1% of the waste produced in the eight associated Municipalities.

LIPOR products - namely Recyclables (paper and cardboard, plastics, glass and metals), Nutrimais® Organic Compost and exported Electric Energy - had a positive impact on the reduction of air emissions in other economic sectors in the order of 121 275 tCO2e (see Note 1), which is equivalent, in practical terms, to the annual circulation of 46 643 cars.

The LIPOR Project and the associated Municipalities provide citizens with a Waste Recovery System with environmental parameters of international excellence, which has eliminated all regional landfills, reduced the amount of waste sent to Landfills to minimum values, thus recovering practically 100% of its waste, and increasing the quality of life of more than 1 million inhabitants of Greater Porto. LIPOR wants to continue focusing on prevention, reuse, recycling, energy recovery, decarbonisation and investment in increasingly modern waste treatment Systems and Infrastructures and the consequent elimination of Landfills.


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