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The 6th national public collection: Ecopilhas collects more than 4 million batteries for IPO...


6.º Peditório Nacional: Ecopilhas recolhe mais de 4 milhões de pilhas e baterias a favor do IPO... 

The 6th national public collection of batteries promoted by Ecopihas in favor of the Portuguese Institute of Oncology (IPO) allowed, once again, the collection of more than four million used batteries.

Millennium bcp has been associated to this cause, offering 400 of its branches and all Central Services buildings for the placement of collection points.

This result, which allowed the donation to the IPO of two portable devices for cancer patients: a hand-held probe for Sentinel ganglion and a Dermatomo, was only possible with the commitment of many individuals and institutions that, when deposited cells and batteries in the "Pilhão", have contributed to the fight against cancer.

Eurico Cordeiro, General Director of Ecopilhas, states that " it is very gratifying to know that the Portuguese identify themselves with the collection of Ecopilhas. During the months of November and December were numerous the contacts we receive from citizens, businesses and the different public and private entities, with the objective of contributing to this social and environmental campaign.“. He adds that "the campaign ended and the goal has been fulfilled: the IPO will receive two new treatment equipments for cancer patients. Our thanks to all those who contributed to the 6th Collection of used batteries."

The Ecopilhas had as a key partner in this initiative Millennium bcp which released its Branches, from all over the country, to publicize the initiative and for the collection of used batteries.