Electrão has been gaining prominence in the management of used packaging, an activity we have been carrying out since 2018. In addition to being part of the national collection and recycling system, we have contributed by raising awareness for a more conscious consumption of these products and for citizens to make each package circular at the end of its life.
This is the best known and the most present waste stream in the daily life of every citizen, but, especially plastic, ends up causing major environmental problems. Our work has been increasingly focused on raising awareness of the need to change packaging consumption patterns and the need to dispose of this waste in the right places. To this end, we promote communication, collection and recovery projects for used packaging such as TransforMAR or “Mafra Reciclar a Valer +”.
of used packaging
Each Portuguese delivered, on average:
The packages taken back are
equivalent to approximately
Packaging waste was sent for treatment and recycling, resulting in
After being separated by material category, the packages are taken back and sent to reclaimers and/or recyclers. The packaging recycling processes make it possible to recover materials that will be used as raw materials.
The collection and treatment of this waste made it possible to avoid the emission of
Equivalent to 73 027 tonnes of CO2 *
* The allocation of the quantity of waste and the carbon equivalent were estimated by direct application of the quantities collected
This action corresponds
to the planting of
Relationship with member companies
The dedication we place in the management of the Packaging Waste Management System is part of the commitment we have assumed with our Packers, who continue to trust Electrão to treat the packaging they place on the market. 2021 therefore continued to be a year of strengthening the relationship with our member companies.
Audits and technical
verifications carried out
Compliance with all environmental regulations is very important for Electrão, which has accompanied the work of partners – municipal systems and retakers.
Audits and technical
to packers, reclaimers/recyclers,
urban waste management systems
and member companies
Electrão’s Packaging Management System is based on the principle of extended producer responsibility and on the transfer of EPR fee to support the costs of treating the waste generated from the packages that each one of them places on the market. Find out how our system works and the costs associated with each of its management items.
in 2020 and 2021