The global waste crisis issue requires speed and efficacy in searching for alternatives to treat and dispose urban waste. There are a number of potential solutions, among which programs to reduce waste generation, composting industrial waste, and recycling, of course.

The increase in population and industrialization intensity turned waste into something inexhaustible. Today, 76% of all the waste produced in Brazil is in landfills out in the open (source: IBGE – Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics), strongly compromising the environment, especially the soil, air and water resources, which are currently scarce.

There is also the social matter of entire families that live around the landfills, without minimum hygiene conditions and dignity.

Solid waste management is an essential practice in economies concerned
with Sustainable Development as it considers:

  • the importance of environmental preservation, by monitoring natural resources;
  • the importance of waste generation reduction and recycling;
  • saturation of space available for landfills.