In issue Nº 4 (Nov. 2016) of the “Paraná Does Science” Journal of the Secretariat of Science, Technology and Higher Education and the Araucária Foundation raised the question: “What do cities do with garbage?” and refers to our research linked to the project Zero Waste Cities. See pages 31-33 of this edition for the article about our research and the project.
Developed by researchers at the Curitiba Campus of the Federal Technological University of Paraná (UTFPR), the Lixo Zero Cities project is evaluating whether Brazilian capital meets the requirements of the National Solid Waste Policy (PNRS), instituted in 2010. One of the objectives is to combine research and outreach to produce 27 reports – one for each state capital – that present the situation of integrated urban solid waste management of these municipalities, from more than 30 indicators created by the researchers.
The first report, referring to Curitiba, was already completed and released in June 2016. The group is currently finalizing the Porto Alegre report. The next capitals to be evaluated will be São Paulo, Salvador and Belo Horizonte …
… Read the complete edition of the Paraná Faz Ciência Journal here
Check out the previous blog post on the topic: “The Challenge of Recycling in Curitiba: ‘Garbage that is not Garbage’” [English version will be available soon]