Diana Neri, responsible for the action with volunteers from the National Confederation of Industry – CNI, hopes that the action will serve to further motivate aid organizations in Brasilia. “We were surprised by the amount of tampons collected. We want to reach more and more people and change the behavior of Brazilian society by teaching the importance of the circular economy through the legal buffer,” he analyzes. Tampinha Legal makes the circular economy possible in a dynamic, joyful and motivating way in an innovative format. To date, more than 389 tons of tampinhas have been collected and sold, worth more than R$727,000. Currently, more than 450 aid agencies have approved their registration to participate in the program. Tampinha Legal, which was recently launched in Brasilia, made the first shipment of plastic tampons of the year to the Federal District this week. Three charities enrolled in the program delivered nearly half a ton, or 449.5 kilos, of the collected material, of which they will return 100% of the value as a financial resource. According to program coordinator Simara Souza, this amount represents the commitment of the Brazilian community. “It`s gratifying to see how committed the Federal District Society is to collecting plastic tampons and storing them properly. They are extremely valuable to these support organizations, making them resources to maintain activities with their audiences. The material returns to industry as insum to produce new artifacts.
All plastics are 100% recyclable, it`s up to each of us to do our part. Caps have become pieces of solidarity. With simple attitudes, we can bring people together to do good,” he says. By collecting plastic tampons, the Centro Socioeducativa Santo Aníbal Maria promotes a mass-modifying effect. The proceeds from the sale of the tampons will be entirely used to accommodate 350 children and adolescents in situations of personal and/or social vulnerability. The collected material returns to industry through the Tampinha Legal Project and characterizes the circular economy in practice. The project turns its plastic caps into resources for charities. Here, on Brasília Boulevard, the caps are destined for the Social and Educational Center of Santo Anibal.
Donations must be made to the collector in the food court. Casa do Pequeno Polegar, Associação Benéfica Cristã Promotora da Desenvolvimento Integral – ABC PRODEIN and Centro Socioeducational Santo Aníbal Maria were the charities that participated in this delivery. Tampinha Legal is an initiative of the SustenPlást Institute that seeks the best stock market valuation for the material. Recently, the Copinho Legal and Canudinho Legal measures were launched which, according to the Tampinha Legal model, allocate 100% of the resources obtained from the sale of equipment to the aid organizations participating in the program. In addition to the website, it is also possible to follow the work of Tampinha Legal through social networks such as YouTube and Facebook. Launched in 2016 at the second edition of the Brazilian Congress of Plastics (CBP), it proposes measures that change the behavior of the masses by promoting and encouraging the collection of plastic caps. In this way, we increase education on the correct destination of plastic waste. SHIGS 705, W3 Sul, Bloco M, Casa 03, Brasília-DF, CEP 70.350-713 Boulevard Shopping includes the Tampinha Legal Project Tampinha Legal is the largest socio-ecological education program of the plastics processing industry in Latin America.