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Mobilização social em empresas, condominios e entidades públicas federais para implantação da coleta seletiva no município de Campina Grande-PB.

Author(s): Luiza Eugenia Mota Rocha Cirne | Marx Prestes Barbosa

Journal: Engenharia Ambiental : Pesquisa e Tecnologia
ISSN 1678-2178

Volume: 7;
Issue: 3;
Start page: 119;
Date: 2010;
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Keywords: selective collection | solid residues | waste pickers | environmental education | social responsibility

With a daily generation of 380 t of solid wastes, the city of Campina Grande do not has legalized programs of selective collection, and the final form of disposal is drain under opened sky (landfill or dump) where about 600 waste pickers live of the work of recovery of recycled solid wastes. Searching concrete solutions for assuring the sustainable of the urban city, interventions of environmental education and social responsibility had been carried through private companies aiming the reverse solid wastes recovery in the generating source and its destination to the waste pickers of the Cooperative of the Workers of Recycled Materials - COTRAMARE. Through a project of extension with the involvement of scholarship holders students and volunteers, professors and technician we have mediated the adoption of selective collection practical of the discarded materials: paper, plastic, glass, metal, wood and used kitchen oil, allowing to create a net of mobilization in enterprise environmental sanitation, that expresses business-oriented chances and quality of life for the waste pickers that biweekly commercialize between five and fifteen tons and that currently it has represented an income of R$180,00 R$ 250,00 for each cooperated. The actions of the waste pickers of the solidary collection unit translate the improvement of the work conditions, the rescue of the citizenship and esteem of these people, beyond the recovery of the residues as raw material that feed in a substantial form the segment of the recycled companies generating exchanging and increments in the economy and searching the construction of one public police for management of the solid residues of the city.
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