Meet the #EWWRCoordinators: Daniel Lamas from Portugal
Briefly introduce yourself:
Hi. I’m Daniel, a 38-year-old environmental engineer from Porto, in the north of Portugal. I’ve been working in the waste sector for over a decade and I currently head the environmental monitoring department at Ambisousa, the waste management company responsible for the Sousa Valley. I am also the technical manager of selective waste collection at the company.
What’s the story behind your participation in the European Week for Waste Reduction (EWWR)?
It began with an interest in preventing waste production and implementing a home composting project in Ambisousa.
That prompted us to want to learn about other projects and contexts in Europe so that we can evaluate their implementation in the municipalities of Ambisousa.
What do you like about being an EWWR coordinator?
I like the ability to learn from other places and to realise that, sometimes, small actions can have a very big impact.