Diagnosis and Difficulties in Waste Management in a Large Brazilian City, Focusing on Selective Collection
selective collection, difficulties in the selective collection process, waste management; qualitative method
This work evaluated the main difficulties for the implementation and maintenance of selective collection in a large Brazilian city with more than 1 million inhabitants For that the qualitative method was used through interviews with 18 professionals who work in the area of selective collection and waste management The interviews were recorded and the data submitted to content analysis The results pointed to the following difficulties lack of government management low efficiency and limited coverage poor separation of waste at source distortions in the logistics chain of selective collection and in the distribution of waste by cooperatives high informality precarious work and low remuneration of collectors the presence of intermediaries and corruption in the system and idle capacity of cooperatives and public agencies It was possible to conclude that in order to evolve in the service rates of selective collection and for it to be more effective there is a need to improve the management of the process by the public authorities with greater transparency and integration between the various actors involved education of the population better working conditions and remuneration for waste pickers
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