WIT Press


Waste Management In Major Events And The Relevance Of Environmental Certification

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/WM160051

Volume

202

Pages

8

Page Range

49 - 56

Published

2016

Size

313 kb

Author(s)

L. Alves, L. Freire, E. Vazquez

Abstract

The generation of solid waste is a major environmental problem faced by most urban centers in the world. The management, correct disposal and reuse, in the most appropriate and planned manner are daily challenges. Major events produce a huge amount of waste in a short time. The Rock in Rio event, originally Brazilian, had some editions in Europe and returned to Rio de Janeiro in 2011. This exchange has improved the event: it became environmentally committed, by adopting the label 100R. The event is publicly committed to properly allocate as much of its waste as possible, and to contribute to social inclusion through a collectors’ cooperative. This article aims to evaluate the tools used and the efficiency of the methodology adopted in the Rock in Rio event, seeking to define the most appropriate way to manage waste on events without affecting the dynamics of cities and, in addition, promote social inclusion and valuation of waste.

Keywords

solid waste, events, management, environmental certification