Rio Collects 486 Tons of Garbage During Carnival

In the two days of samba school parades in the sambodromo, Comlurb reported collecting 120 tons of trash from stands and the parade venue.

By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – With official festivities over, the city of Rio de Janeiro starts to consolidate the data for the 2018 Carnival season. With an estimated six million people, 1.5 million of which were tourists attending bloco parties and the two days of samba school parades, Carnival revelers left more than 486 tons of garbage on city streets.

“The city has structured itself for a complex and gigantic event, but many blocos underestimated their numbers,” Marcelo Alves, President of Riotur (city’s official tourism agency) told newspaper O Globo on Sunday.

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