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Web Summit is once again a Zero Waste Event

For the fourth consecutive year, the Web Summit takes place in Lisbon between the 4th and 7th of November, expecting 70 thousand participants from all over the world, with the presence of more than 1,800 startups, 1,500 investors and two thousand members of the media.
This year, in addition to technology and innovation, the edition of the Web Summit also intends to alert to the challenges of sustainability and to combat the excessive use of plastics, becoming a plastic free event.
With the collaboration with DARIACORDAR's Zero Waste program, the Web Summit will also be a Zero WASTE event, with the donation of all uneaten meals to solidarity institutions, thus also reducing the ecological footprint and CO2 emissions, as well as recovering the economic value that would otherwise be lost. In the last 3 editions of the Web Summit in Lisbon, around 2,000 kgs of waste were avoided, more than 3,000 kgs of CO2, recovered around 2,000 euros. All this with the ZERO WASTE movement and the donation of 765 meals.
Also betting on innovation and combating waste on all fronts, DARIACORDAR is also developing a collaborative digital platform that guarantees the recovery of other goods and products such as plastic, textiles, appliances, books, toys, among many others. The new 360% platform is being developed with the agency ADDAPTERS.COM, an agency specialized in digital transformation design and responsible for the conception, development and user experience and will be implemented in the future throughout the national Zero Desperdício network. Today DARIACORDAR has more than 700 entities, 25.5 million euros recovered, 54.5 thousand families supported, 10 million meals donated and 91 thousand tons of C02 avoided. All global results are available at

It was founded in January 2011. It is a non-profit association that aims to end waste through prevention, recycling and reuse. With the Zero Desperdício program, a brand of DARIACORDAR - Associação para a Recuperação do Desperdício, and JWT - J. Walter Thompson -, it implemented the food goods redistribution model, channeling surplus production to families in need of food, complementing other forms of existing support. Since 2016 the association is chaired by Paula Policarpo. With a network present throughout the national territory, it is preparing to expand its activity to combat waste in various areas such as plastic, textiles, medicines, among many others.
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