EDP promotes beach clean-ups from the north to the south of the country
This action will take place during the months of July, August and September on 16 mainland beaches. The people who collect more garbage can win sustainable prizes. EDP challenges the Portuguese to change tomorrow, now.
In an initiative promoted within the scope of Planeta Zero, EDP Comercial will tour 16 beaches from the north to the south of the country, challenging the Portuguese to support the cleaning of these beaches by removing rubbish from the sand.
To participate, just go to one of the 16 beaches on the corresponding day, there you will be offered a bag to collect all the garbage you can find, thus helping to clean up one of the favorite areas of both the Portuguese and foreign tourists at this time of year. By participating in this mission organized by EDP Comercial, it is possible to prevent garbage from remaining on the sand, in the dunes and in the water, thus protecting the environment.
This garbage is weighed at the end of each day and its weight is registered in the name of each participant. At the end of the action, in September, the three EDP Comercial customers who managed to collect more waste will be awarded a bicycle (1st place), a scooter (2nd place) and a 100€ voucher (3rd place) to use at dott.pt, the online store that recently launched, in partnership with EDP Comercial, a line of sustainable products.
EDP customers registered on the company's app also receive Planet Zero points, which they can accumulate in their account and later exchange for discounts and sustainable experiences, and all participants receive a cleaning certificate.
Beach cleaning started on the weekend of July 17th and 18th and takes place over the next seven weekends, until September 5th. In the first two days of the action, 251 kg of garbage were collected by the participants, which demonstrates their interest in protecting nature and national beaches.
Pick-up locations and dates between 10am and 7pm:
July 17th – Praia Grande de Porto Covo
July 18th – Praia das Furnas in Odemira
July 24th – Praia de Porto de Mós
July 25th – Praia da Rocha in Portimão
July 31st – Praia de Quarteira
August 1st – Praia Verde in Castro Marim
August 7th – Praia de Matosinhos
August 8th – Praia do Molhe in Porto
August 14th – Praia da Barra in Ílhavo
August 15th – Praia da Claridade in Figueira da Foz
August 21st – Praia dos Pescadores in Ericeira
August 22nd – Praia Grande in Sintra
August 28th – Praia de Paço de Arcos
August 29th – Praia de Carcavelos
September 4th – Praia de São João in Almada
September 5th – Praia do Creiro in Setúbal
This initiative stems from EDP's constant concern with protecting the environment and this was also the reason for the creation of Planeta Zero. There, EDP Comercial customers can find this and other initiatives that help raise awareness, information and change the habits of Portuguese companies on the path to sustainability, it also helps them reduce their environmental footprint. Since it was created in September 2020, the Planeta Zero program had more than 465,000 users registering on its platform.