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Call for Papers for the 8th FIRS

Until April 11th 2017 the scientific committee of the 8th International Forum on Solid Waste and Water Resources will accept submissions of scientific articles! Check the FIRS website for submission rules.



What do cities do with waste?

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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 parana-faz-cienciagarbage?” 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]reciclagem-christian-daniel-castellano

Tomorrow: Seminar Circular Economy

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Tomorrow, Friday, 04/11 at 9 am in room A-302 we will discuss issues of theory and practice of circular economy in Brazil and Finland among Prof. Christian Luiz da Silva and our Finnish researcher Julius Krötzl (Geography).

The seminar is part of the activities of Semana Lixo Zero (Zero Waste Week), during which we had very diverse initiatives at UTFPR. This seminar of the PPGTE program will be the last of this series, but research about topics related to waste management continues to be discussed in our PD2T group. Join the debate!

Notive: Unfortunately Arlinda Cézar Matos of the Instituto Venturi will not be able to participate in our seminar.

Friday, November 4th 2016
09:00 – 11:00 o’clock
Room 302, Block A
UTFPR’s Central Campus


Activites of Zero Waste Week at UTFPR

Zero Waste Week has an ethical, economic and visionary goal, and envisions the maxime of NO GENERATION – REDUCTION – REUSE – RECYCLING AND COMPOSTING – PROPER TREATMENT with co-responsible actors throughout the economic chain.

UTFPR participates with various activites in Zero Waste Week 2016 – here we’re working as partners!


The whole week there will be a photo exhibition on climate change in Curitiba in the patio of UTFPR Centre, organized by Professor Tamara van Kaick and TECSOL.

On Monday, 10/24 14h-17h there will be a training on the Food Life Cycle with the facilitator Prof. Cassia Ugaya (DAMEC) in Block J of UTFPR-Ecoville.

On Tuesday, 25/10 10-12 AM there will be a workshop in English at the Green Office of UTFPR Central Campus. The Workshop: Human Dependence on Ecosystem Services will be given by researchers from the Studio Cities and Biodiversity: the Finnish ecologist Elina Sorri, the German political scientist Niklas Weins and the landscape architect Leticia Costa.

On Thursday, 27/10 from 9-12h a vermicomposting seminar is hosted by the biologist Ana Claudia Vaz Nuernberg (PPGCTA) in the Green Office of UTFPR Central Campus.

But that’s not all!

On Monday, October 31st from 8h30-12hthere is the Workshop: Food Cycle in Curitiba facilitated by representatives of UTFPR, UFPR, PUC-PR, UP and KTH (Sweden) at the Auditorium of the Municipal Market (Av Sete de Setembro, 1865 – Center).

And on Friday, November 4th there will be a lecture on: the Circular Economy in practice with Prof. Christian Silva (DAGEE, PPGTE, PGP) and Arlinda Cezar Matos Institute Venturi. It will be a debate which is part of PPGTE seminars. The place will be UTFPR-Central Campus, in the room A-302.