Porto Santo Without Marine Waste

Porto Santo Sem Lixo Marinho Seal is extended to social entities and schools

Porto Santo Sem Lixo Marinho Seal is extended to social entities and schools

The "Porto Santo Sem Lixo Marinho" (Porto Santo Without Marine Waste) Project Seal has been extended to social entities - Non-Governmental Organizations, community groups, and institutions with a social character - and schools, and is available since May 2022. With the extension, we intend to involve the entire community in the fight against the problem ...

Porto Santo is fighting to reduce marine waste

Porto Santo is fighting to reduce marine waste

In the last 20 months, cleaning campaigns have been carried out in Porto Santo Island, as part of the "Porto Santo Sem Lixo Marinho " project, with the participation of about 561 volunteers, of which 352 were adults and 209 were children/youth. The increasing amount of marine litter, especially plastic, in coastal areas and beaches ...

Cleaning campaign in coastal areas collects 130Kg of marine waste

Cleaning campaign in coastal areas collects 130Kg of marine waste

On March 22, 25, 31 and April 29, four cleaning campaigns were held with the 8th-grade classes of the B+S School Professor Dr Francisco de Freitas Branco. The actions aimed to raise the students' awareness of the marine litter problem and the need to continuously promote the Ocean's protection. The activities are carried out under ...

Toast to everyone who protects the Oceans

Toast to everyone who protects the Oceans

On April 08, the event "A Toast to the Sea" was held at the Porto Santo Sailing Club. The initiative, aimed to fishermen and marine-tourism operators, intended to raise awareness about the environmental impact of marine waste. Marine life is the first to feel the impacts of human actions on the oceans. The effective protection ...

Porto Santo opens first PET packaging collection machine for Community Management

Porto Santo opens first PET packaging collection machine for Community Management

The first non-reusable plastic packaging collection machine, fully financed by commercial establishments, was inaugurated on April 11th in Porto Santo, Madeira Autonomous Region, and brings with it a reward system that aims to encourage the local community to recycle. With the aim of bridging the gaps in membership of private establishments in these state-funded recycling ...

There are already 36 establishments in Porto Santo with the “Porto Santo without Plastic in the Sea” Label

There are already 36 establishments in Porto Santo with the “Porto Santo without Plastic in the Sea” Label

The first informal certification Seals, promoted under the "Porto Santo Without Marine Waste" project, were delivered on were delivered on 23 June 2021 to the committed restaurants, hotels and shops to adopting good practices and meeting a set of targets in terms of reducing potential marine waste. The presentation of the informal certification Seal and ...

Porto Santo Center of the Professional School of Hotel and Tourism involves students in combating marine litter

Porto Santo Center of the Professional School of Hotel and Tourism involves students in combating marine litter

Teachers and students participated in various activities during the week of the Underwater Photography and Video World Championship. Between the 4th and the 8th of October, within the scope of the "Porto Santo Sem Lixo Marinho" (Porto Santo Without Marine Waste) project, the Professional School of Hotel and Tourism (Porto Santo hub) developed practical activities ...

Amateur Photography, Video and Painting Competition brings together 60 Students from Porto Santo Schools

Amateur Photography, Video and Painting Competition brings together 60 Students from Porto Santo Schools

Organization of the world championship awards prizes to the students of the schools involved. The Contest “SDG#14 – Ocean and Coastal Zones” took place from September 21st to October 6th and had the participation of 60 students from schools in Porto Santo. The competition was part of the awareness campaign of the "Porto Santo Sem ...

Cleaning Campaign in Coastal Areas collects 110 kg of garbage

Cleaning Campaign in Coastal Areas collects 110 kg of garbage

Cleaning campaign in coastal areas collects 110 kg of garbage. On October 8th, within the scope of the "Porto Santo Sem Lixo Marinho" (Porto Santo Without Marine Waste) project, a joint cleanup campaign was carried out between the local community and the organization of the Underwater Photography and Video World Championship, in Porto Santo. The ...