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Porto Itapoá wins Itapoá City’s Green Seal
Porto Itapoá received the Green Seal from the City of Itapoá , at the City Hall building. This initiative, conceived by the Municipal Department for the Environment, aims to promote sustainable practices, recognizing the efforts made by companies in the city to protect the environment. The Terminal is one of the first companies in the city to win the seal, which is valid for two years
The Operations, Environment and Technology Officer of Porto Itapoá, Sergni Pessoa Rosa Jr, received a plaque from Mayor Jeferson Garcia. “We were determined to apply for the Green Seal of the City of Itapoá, a very smart initiative to promote sustainability in our city. We believe that the seal will further disseminate this topic that is so important to everyone,” said Rosa Jr.
Mayor Jeferson Garcia highlighted the results of Porto Itapoá in environmental issues. “We are pleased to give the Green Seal Certificate to Porto Itapoá. A company that is committed to the environment and to the city of Itapoá”, affirmed him.
The Itapoá City’s Green Seal was recognized by the National Confederation of Municipalities (CNM) in Brasília, according to the municipal secretary for the Environment, Rafael Britto. “Among the awarded companies, we had no doubt that Porto Itapoá would fulfill the public notice’s requirements to win the seal”, he highlighted.
“We are aware of all the sustainable practices that the Port implements in its operations, however, we are happy with the importance given by the terminal to this local seal. Everyone wins, but above all, the environment”, concluded Britto.
Porto Itapoá’s Environment Manager, Christiano Berthier de Anhaia, recalled the various programs developed by the Terminal that made it a reference in this sector. “We won important awards and recognition, which shows us that we are moving in the right direction”.
The municipal attorney general, José Pozzer, as well as the Environment Analyst of Porto Itapoá, Lucas Benevenutti attended the ceremony.
A reference in sustainability, Porto Itapoá became a “zero landfill” status Terminal in 2023. All solid waste generated by the company – which are traditionally disposed in sanitary or industrial landfills – are now sent for recycling and co-processing.
What stands out is the solution given to the organic waste: a treatment station that uses an accelerated composting method to turn the material into fertilizer. As a result, more than 13 tons of organic waste were not sent to landfills. “In 2023 alone we generated more than five tons of this organic material. The material is mainly distributed to the local community of Itapoá that uses it as fertilizer for crops and gardening”, explains the Operations, Environment and Technology Officer of Porto Itapoá, Sergni Pessoa Rosa Jr.
The solution given to the Terminal’s organic waste was developed by the company Organa Biotech and is already well recognized by the market. It won the Supplier Day 2022 Award, promoted by the BMW group to celebrate initiatives committed to sustainable mobility and social responsibility among its suppliers. The port of Santa Catarina is the only company in the logistics and foreign trade sector to be among the competitors in the sustainability category. “With this initiative we also prevented the emission of over 17 tons of CO2 into the atmosphere and avoided the use of over 1,200 plastic bags this year alone”, adds Rosa Jr.