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  • Rio’s Commitment to Tackle Sewage and Trash

    Friday, December 26th, 2008

    It’s a bit of an open secret that the state of Rio de Janeiro, beautiful as it is, has a serious trash problem.  Litter is ubiquitous.  Trash (particularly drink containers) choke many waterways and drainage systems.  While the state has a reasonably good record in providing waste pick-up services to its residents, disposal has been […]

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    Digitizing Environmental Enforcement

    Saturday, August 4th, 2007

    Minas Gerais is moving to accomplish something no other Brazilian state — or probably any Latin American/ Caribbean (LAC) nation, for that matter — has yet done: digitize its environmental inspection and enforcement.
    Currently Minas is winding up a pilot project in which its 21 waste and sanitation inspectors do much of their work utilizing palmtop […]

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    More Dumps Than Municipalities / Mais Lixões que Municípios

    Sunday, June 3rd, 2007

    I came across this tidbit during my eternal quest for information/data on waste in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC). [Yes, yes garbologists are strange that way.] It seems that authorities in the northeastern state of Bahia have determined that there 438 trash dumps in the state, even though there are only 417 […]

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    RJ State Seeks to End Era of Municipal Dumps

    Monday, April 2nd, 2007

    Synopsis in English: The State Secretary for the Environment (SEA) of Rio de Janeiro (RJ) state, Carlos Minc, has announced a new program aimed at ending once and for all the era of uncontrolled municipal trash dumps in that state. The program would form regional consortia of municipalities that would a shared sanitary landfill […]

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    Brasil estimula melhor aproveitamento do lixo em aterros sanitários

    Wednesday, December 27th, 2006

    Synopsis in English: The Environment and Cities Ministries have jointly set up a system to help Brazil’s 30 most populous cities develop projects involving their waste disposal systems that can qualify for “clean development mechanism” (CDM) status under the Kyoto Protocol. Most involve capture and use of biogas. Technical studies will be funded […]

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