"Terra à Terra"

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Terra à Terra is a project that promotes home composting at collective buildings, houses and in public or private institution’s, for the bio waste reduction on Lipor’s Municipalities
 
Lipor's associated Municipalities (Espinho, Gondomar, Maia, Matosinhos, Porto, Póvoa de Varzim, Valongo and Vila do Conde) contribute with approximately  500,000 tons/year of municipal waste that needs to be collected, transported, treated and disposed of. The whole process means significant economic and environmental costs.  

About 40% of waste produced is biowaste, which can be recovered through home or community composting, an activity which is easy to implemented at home and which has other advantages, such as physical activity, contact with nature, soil improvement and a better environment. 

This project aims to promote a reduction in centralised collection and treatment of organic waste within Lipor's area of intervention, thus reducing the environmental impact of the process and improving the quality of life of the population it serves.

Lipor help’s you develop a composting site in your residence, giving you a compost bin (to all houses that have a garden inside the 8 municipalities already mentioned) and also the opportunity to learn more about the subject through the participation on a composting workshop.  

Home composting is estimated to allow an organic waste reduction of over 423.3 Kg/year per composter, so with 13.905 composters implemented we have a potential reduction of more than 6.492 tonnes of organic waste. Its diversion from energy recovery into composting will avoid the emission of more than de 1.143 t of CO2e per year.

This project is developed by Lipor in cooperation with its Associated Municipalities and there are no costs to the participants.


We've already distributed more than 13.905 composters by June 2018!

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