Main Partners

Sociedade Ponto Verde

Sociedade Ponto Verde (SPV) is a private not-for-profit body with a crucial mission for a sustainable future: to promote the selective collection, take back, and recycling of packaging waste in Portugal. SPV has been, since 1996, at the forefront of packaging recycling, generating a virtually infinite sustainability loop and helping to increase the useful life of materials and protect the environment. It organizes and manages the take-back and recovery of packaging through the Integrated Packaging Waste Management System (SIGRE) – the Green Dot system.


Beta-i is a collaborative innovation consultancy with a global reach. A team of experts in managing corporate open innovation, pilot-oriented projects with highly-curated startups, and designing products and services alongside in-company teams.

Piloting Partners

Câmara Municipal de Mafra

The Municipality of Mafra mission is to plan, organise and implement policies that ensure the provision of services of excellence in the promotion of inclusive, smart, and environmentally sustainable growth of the territory, boosting innovation and digital transformation, aimed at creating well-being for the citizens and generating value for investors. Promoting sustainability and compliance with the SDGs, the Municipality has implemented innovative projects in the circular economy, in the environmental area, in waste management, and in the preservation of the territory’s natural heritage.

Cascais Ambiente

Cascais Ambiente is the hallmark of the services provided by EMAC – Empresa Municipal de Ambiente de Cascais, whose share capital is held in its entirety by the Municipality of Cascais. The entity is responsible for the urban cleaning and waste collection services in Cascais and is responsible for managing urban green public spaces, gambling and recreation, natural resource management, and the coastline. It innovatively promotes and implements activities aimed at preserving, qualifying, and valuing the environment, environmental education, and knowledge.


CTT – Correios de Portugal has a long history of 500 years of commitment as a mail delivery service, both physically and digitally. Besides, it includes services such as savings management, credits and insurance. Its mission is to foster innovation and forge relationships built on trust, through proximity and excellence, connecting both people and companies.

Grupo Saica

Grupo Saica is one of the leading companies in Europe that manufactures recycled paper for corrugated cardboard. It has four lines of business: manufacturing of recycled paper for corrugated paper (Saica Paper), waste management and environmental services (Saica Natur), production of corrugated paper packaging (Saica Pack) and flexible packaging (Saica Flex).


LIPOR – Intermunicipal Waste Management Service of Greater Porto – was founded in 1982 as a Municipality Association and it manages, recovers, and treats the municipal waste produced in eight municipalities of the Greater Porto Area, in Portugal. Every year, we treat around 500,000 tons of municipal waste, promoting the adoption of integrated systems and the minimization of waste disposal in landfills. We’ve developed an integrated management strategy based on four key components: Multi-material Recovery, Organic Recovery, and Energy Recovery, supported by a Landfill Site to receive the waste from processes and from previously prepared waste.


Lusoforma, leader in the production and commercialisation of disposable aluminium packaging for more than 40 years, has an acquired know-how of over three decades of experience. Develops its activity in: cash & carries, food industry, patisseries/bakeries, catering and take away industries, including stores and supermarket chains. Committed to reassure an effective response to new market challenges, always focusing on sustainability and innovation.


For over 150 years, Nestlé has been applying its expertise in Nutrition, Health, and Wellness to help people, families, and pets live happier healthier lives. But what is good today will not be good enough tomorrow. They are constantly exploring and aiming to push the boundaries of what is possible with foods, beverages, and nutritional health solutions. Nestlé unlocks the power of food to enhance the quality of life for everyone, today and for generations to come. To bring more pleasure and enjoyment. To enable better health. To make good nutrition accessible and affordable to everyone. To make preparing foods and beverages increasingly effortless. To protect and enhance our natural resources.


NEYA Lisboa Hotel is an urban hotel with a sustainable tourism concept, certified according to standards ISO 9001, 14001, and 45001, and the Green Key certification. Open since 2011, it has also won the We Care and We Share seals from the AHP, the Green Project Award, and the Zero Carbon Certification. Its activity relies on a strong social responsibility policy and efficient management model that allows reducing the environmental impact and carbon footprint.


For more than 20 years in the Portuguese market, OVO Solutions has been playing a major role, supplying customized solutions for our clients. We project, produce and commercialize a complete set of solutions for temporary waste containerization and related services. Our mission is to provide the community with a better life, through solutions that allow the planet to have a more sustainable life. As the Iberian market leader of recycling containers we have approximately 200 thousand units of our star product, CYCLEA, installed.

Sociedade Central de Cervejas

“Together, we produce the leading brands that people just love to drink”: this is the motto of Sociedade Central de Cervejas, founded in 1934 as a major beer seller company. Nowadays part of the Heineken company, SCC is a leading company in terms of innovation in the drinks market, and aware of its potential as a driving force for growth and development.

Super Bock Group

Major Portuguese soft drinks company with a multi-brand, multi-market strategy, whose core business is based on its operations in the Beer and Bottled water businesses. Their business includes soft drinks, wines, malt production and marketing, and the tourism business, owning two leading attractions: the Parque de Vidago and Parque de Pedras Recreational and Thermal Water Parks. The majority of the capital is Portuguese-owned, with 56% held by Grupo VIACER and 44% by the Carlsberg Group.


Tratolixo is a Municipal Solid Waste Management (MSWM) company. With more than 30 years of experience, it is responsible for the integrated management of municipal solid waste produced in the municipalities of Cascais, Mafra, Oeiras, and Sintra, in Portugal. The strategic and operational objectives of the company are to provide a high-quality public service to its municipalities and to promote the circular economy with the use of waste as a resource.


Vidrala (founded in 1965) produces glass containers for a wide range of food and beverage products. It is the 4th largest manufacturer in Western Europe, with eight complementary production centers located in different countries (Spain, Portugal, Italy and UK) and around 3500 employees.
Vidrala provides around 8 billion bottles and jars per year to more than 1,700 customers.
It is a listed company, with a market capitalization of more than 2,000 million euros.
Vidrala is member of the IPGR (International Partners in Glass Research), an association focused on increasing and maintaining the competitiveness of glass in the packing industry by research and development programs, the commercialization of R&D results as well as individual cooperation between the members of the association.