Waste

Waste

Experience in waste collection planning, from organic fraction to volume residues
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Urban Sustainability

Urban Sustainability

We design urban space with the elimination of architectural and urbanistic barriers
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Marine Environment

Marine Environment

We are committed to investigating solutions to the problem of marine pollution
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Cleaning and Health

Cleaning and Health

We study the success factors of urban sanitation, contributing to the qualification and attraction of public space.
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Waste Treatment | Composting

Waste Treatment | Composting

Composting is a biological process, in which microorganisms transform organic matter, such as grass clippings, leaves and branches, into a natural fertilizer.
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Pharmaceutical Waste Disposal in Portuguese Households- March 2016

Pharmaceutical Waste Disposal in Portuguese Households- March 2016
This work is the first nationwide study in Portugal on pharmaceutical waste generated at households, exploring people’s attitudes and risk perception. The waste audit was carried out from September to November 2014, targeting pharmaceutical products kept by a sample of families (n = 244). This campaign was an assignment of VALORMED, the non-profit association that manages waste and packaging from expired and unused pharmaceutical products collected by th...

Pharmaceutical waste disposal in Portuguese households – March 2016

Dias-Ferreira C, et al. Waste Manag Res. 2016. Authors Dias-Ferreira C1, Valente S2, Vaz J3. Author information 1Research Centre for Natural Resources, Environment and Society, Polytechnic Institute of Coimbra, Coimbra, Portugal Materials and Ceramic Engineering Department, University of Aveiro, Aveiro, Portugal celia@esac.pt.2Instituto de Ciências Sociais da Universidade de Lisboa, Lisboa, Portugal CE3C - Centre for Ecology, Evolution an...

1st Technical Seminar: The (In) Success of Selective Collection in Portugal? – Coimbra, 2015

1st Technical Seminar: The (In) Success of Selective Collection in Portugal? – Coimbra, 2015
Ecopoint, the model (failed or is it) in crisis? Selective Collection System for Eco points (> 95% territory)   “Monsters” collection (free)   Sanitary Landfill (System without Recovery)   Wild Evictions   Non-Differentiated Tariff More Advanced Systems:   Ecocentre   Awareness: Domestic composting   Collect from merchants / door-to-door Need to reduce costs, e.g. oil price variation   The trend towards Private Service Concession  ...

International Technical Waste Days – September 2015, Viana do Castelo

Viana do Castelo receives, between 14 and 16 September, at the Polytechnic Institute of Viana do Castelo, the new edition of the International Technical Days on Waste, which is associated with the 3rd edition of the Wastes Solutions Conference: Treatments and Opportunities, in a joint organization of the Association Portuguese Institute of Sanitary and Environmental Engineering (APESB) and the Waste Recovery Center (CVR) and where the Municipal Services o...