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CMF Delivers 1,350 Free Eco Bins to Needy Families

The Funchal City Council has announced they are delivering free Eco-bins to low-income families living in the municipality.

CMF president Miguel Silva Gouveia accompanied the council services for the first delivery of the first containers, alongside Vice President Idalina Perestrelo. On talking to journalists, Miguel Silva Gouveia explained that as of today, the Chamber has 1,350 eco-bins (cardboard, plastic and glass), ready to be distributed to low-income families living within the Funchal municipality.

He further stressed that “the municipality of Funchal is the only one in the region that carries out selective door to door waste collection. Furthermore, he aims to increase the amount of ‘selective’ rubbish collected,  thus reducing the amount of money spent on incinerating ‘undifferentiated’ refuse.

The CMF President added that “with this project of environmental education and inclusion, they are giving tools to families with fewer resources so that everyone can all contribute to good environmental practices and, consequently, to a better quality of life for everyone.”

Applications must be made online, on the official website of the CMF, through the link http://cm-funchal.pt/pt/servicos-online/servicos-home.html or in person at the Department of Environment, Edifício dos Viveiros, Funchal.

The €100,000 initiative is co-funded by both POSEUR and the CMF who are contributing 15% of the funds.

Samantha Gannon

info at madeira-weekly.com

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