Características dos Materiais da Coleta Seletiva de Resíduos Sólidos no bairro Camobi/Santa Maria/RS

Elenice Gomes, Airton Sieben, Waterloo Pereira Filho

Abstract


The discard of solid wastes has been representing a seriousenvironmental problem at the present time. In this sense, the recycling hasbeen presenting as viable alternatives for this subject. In this manner, it isaimed to observe the characteristics of recycled materials given in the selectivecollection in two areas in the Camobi neighborhood, Santa Maria - RS. Thesample areas possess differentiated social economics characteristics. Theprocess of selective collection began in the two experimental areas, being thepopularization accomplished with use of informative pamphlet and of chat withthe residents in the respective areas. The collection will have continuity,however the data for the research were collected for five weeks (between Mayand June of 2003). The selectors' association of recycled material, accomplishedthe collection and also the weighing of the waste. It was observed that there isno significant difference among the two areas, with plastic and paper, whichproduce the same amount. The amounts of scrap and aluminum were moreexpressive in the area with smaller power purchasing, however the glass ismore representative in the larger power purchasing area. It was observed thatin the larger power purchasing area was a continuous growth in the contributionof recycled material.



DOI: https://doi.org/10.5902/2179460X9666

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