RIO DE JANEIRO – Coastal and beach waste system management

Rio's coastal areas and beaches are severely impacted by the accumulation of waste impacting tourism. Rio de Janeiro is looking for innovative waste management system that can reduce waste on beaches, with the participation of users and local merchants. Are you a Nordic company with technologies and knowledge in coastal / beach waste systems? Contact the Nordic Solutions for C40 team to get involved!

Coastal / beach waste – Rio’s coastal areas and beaches are severely impacted by the accumulation of waste impacting tourism. Rio de Janeiro is looking for innovative waste management system that can reduce waste on beaches, with the participation of users and local merchants.

The opportunities from the improvement of the city’s waste management to avoid waste on beaches are:

  • Creation of a waste systems for products are marketed in beach restaurants, kiosks, street vendors
  • Data collection of residues deposited on the beaches of Rio de Janeiro and in Brazil and what this can be used for
  • Creation of a national database alongside the Brazilian Ministry of Environment for the characterization of coastal and marine waste
  • Development and definition of priority areas for beach cleaning programs in Brazil (Clean Up Days)
  • Creation of a process to analyse:

We organised a co-creation workshop in Rio de Janeiro on the 22nd October 2019. Here Nordic and local companies got to develop ideas for this coming summer. Currently Nordic Solutions for C40 and the Brazilian partners are organising a launch event to promoting a clean beach at Copacabana and eventuating further data research projects in 2020. If you want more information or you want to contribute to this opportunity and help Rio De Janeiro develop solutions for coastal / beach waste management, join our opportunities page and online co-creation platform by clicking “join the discussion” below. You can also contact Scott Allison if you have any questions.

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