Localisation: Portugal

Population: 2009 campaign: 20 800 (Baguim do Monte + Sao Pedro de Rates); 2010 campaign: 43740 (Barca + Lordelo do Ouro + Junqueira + Santa Cruz do Bispo + Guifões)

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Exchange of mercury thermometers by digital thermometers

Action leader(s)

LIPOR - Intermunicipal Waste Management of Greater Porto


The objectives of this action were to conduct a campaign to exchange mercury thermometers by digital thermometers, sensitize the population for the danger of mercury, allow for a proper referral of such waste, and prevent it from occurring in the urban waste, and thus their transport to landfills or incineration.