Carnival is coming and with it the expectation that a lot of garbage will accumulate in the streets after the revelers, electric trios and floats pass by.
But it doesn't always have to be that way. The Fecomércio RJ System and the Independent League of Samba Schools in Rio de Janeiro want to make the parade of Samba schools in Marques de Sapucaí the biggest “zero waste” event in the world, according to a press release.
The Recicla Sapucaí project is a partnership that provides for the recycling of almost all of the solid waste produced at the Marquês during the samba school parades.
The action has the support of the Brazilian Association of Aluminum Can Manufacturers (Abralatas), through the Every Can Counts program, for the collection of all cans discarded at the event and their forwarding to the recycling machines – which will also be distributed on the avenue.
The goal, in addition to avoiding the incorrect disposal of tons of waste from the parade, is to serve as an example to the world by making the Sapucaí show one of the biggest zero waste events on the planet, recognized by the Guinness Book of Records, according to the communicated.