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By Lisa Flueckiger, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The implementation of a new law introducing heavy fines for littering in Rio de Janeiro, which should have come into force on Monday, July 1st has been postponed. The reasons...
Opinion, by Alfonso Stefanini RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The first time I went to the Gramacho landfill, about three years ago, I was dumfounded by the size of the 1.3 million square meter area that hugs the Guanabara Bay....
By Nathan M. Walters, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Rio’s Jardim Gramacho landfill, Latin America’s largest covering a land mass of 1.3 million square meters, officially closes today, June 3rd. Previously scheduled for a May 6th closure,...
By Fiona Hurrell, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Latin America's largest landfill site, Jardim Gramacho in Duque de Caixas, is set to shut down on May 6th. The closure, which was announced by Mayor Eduardo Paes earlier...
By Fiona Hurrell, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The city that will host the Rio+20, the UN conference on sustainable development, in June, recycles only three percent of its waste (252 tonnes generated daily from 8,403) according to...
By Oliver Bazely, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Close to the international airport, a few kilometers outside the center of Rio, lies a large landfill known as Jardim Gramacho. Since 1978, this patch of shoreline has been the...
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