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PORT WASTE MANAGEMENT FOR PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION IN RIO DE JANEIRO

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Author(s): Aurélio Lamare Soares Murta, DSc. | Nerlandes Nunes de Oliveira, Esp. | Fernando da Silva Pereira, Esp. | Humberto Santiago Pazzini

Journal: Sustainable Business International Journal
ISSN 1807-5908

Volume: 16;
Start page: 01;
Date: 2012;
Original page

Keywords: Port of Rio de Janeiro | solid waste | socioenvironmental management | reverse logistics | sustainability

ABSTRACT
The purpose of this article is to elaborate a diagnosis of the port area and thesocioenvironmental management of the Port of Rio de Janeiro, beyond of delineate theirprofile and proposes actions to improve the management of solid waste. To attainment thegoals we conducted a literature review and interviews with the environmental manager of thePort of Rio de Janeiro and researchers with the International Virtual Institute of GlobalChange – IVIG from COPPE/UFRJ. The study has identified ineffective waste managementof the Port of Rio de Janeiro beyond generate unnecessary costs with emergency actions andattracts harmful synanthropic fauna: cockroaches, scorpions and rodents. This is becauseenvironmental management, among other factors, is presented by the inadequate supervisioninefficient, poor technology, inadequate infrastructure, environmental education and sprayedlack of integration between the actors involved. Thus, integration between government,private sector, third sector and consumers would become a sustainable, effective and viablewaste management port.
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