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By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – During Environment Week, experts discuss deforestation, pollution, and waste residues. In São Paulo, South America’s largest city, discussions around what to do with the thousands of tons of waste produced...
By Lisa Flueckiger, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The production of garbage in Brazilian households has grown by 29 percent between 2003 and 2014, while the population only grew by six percent during that period. Also not...
Opinion, by Alfonso Stefanini RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - If you thought supermarkets would be giving away schwag forever, you might be a little dazed and confused to find out that the city of São Paulo has implemented a new...
By Lisa Flueckiger, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The beautiful and rustic Ilha Grande (Big Island), just a few hours south from the city of Rio, has become world famous for its 106 beaches and secluded rainforest charm....
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...
By Ben Tavener, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – After weeks of celebrations and the samba school finale in Sambódromo, the big post-Carnival clean-up is underway in Rio. City officials say some 770 tons of garbage have been...
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 Felicia Bryson, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Carnival is over and Rio's streets are once again back to normal. According to COMLURB (Companhia Municipal de Limpeza Urbana), the state-owned garbage company managed to collect a total of...

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