Gold Medal for collectors and street cleaners

12 de August de 2016, por em Sustainability, Trash

There's nobody that runs like them, bouncing as they. Experts in the individual and team athletics, the pickers of recyclable materials and the display layout, and street cleaners will do the best. Without their participation, we can say that it would be impossible to hold any event, especially those that bring together multitudes. First to arrive and last to leave the event, they collect the garbage scattered by stadiums, streets and avenues. The 2016 Olympics which take place in Brazil, as it was in the World Cup of 2014, the work of scavengers and garis shown essential in the structure assembled by the organs in charge of maintaining the cleaning services.

Garis integrate linda cityscape of Rio de Janeiro, in the World Cup 2014
Garis integrate linda cityscape of Rio de Janeiro, in the World Cup 2014

Garis integrate linda cityscape of Rio de Janeiro, in the World Cup 2014

To get an idea of the result of this action, in the World Cup were collected more than 320 tons of garbage. Now, in the Olympics, is no different. For the first time in the history of the games, scavengers of recyclables will act in selective collection services. The launch of the initiative "Inclusive Recycling: garbage collectors in Rio 2016 Games", by the Ministry of the environment, constitutes one of the axes of the 2016 Olympic Games Sustainability program, in which it was adopted a system involving the cycle of generation till the final destination.

According to the Brazil Portal, the job runs for 240 pickers, and more 60, reserve. They act on two fronts: an education, with public awareness actions, and other operational. The estimation of the organizers is that during the games are generated around 3500 tonnes of recyclable materials, and guidance is that all the material is collected and sent for recycling.

With the torch in hand-Pickers of recyclable materials linked to the National Movement of recyclable material Scavengers (MNCR) from various regions of Brazil participated in the conduct of the Olympic torch. The relay was done by Custódio Keys, maker of Rio de Janeiro, Loretta Birth, scavenger of Rio Grande do Norte, Roberto Laureano, maker of São Paulo and Santos Jeane, scavenger of Bahia. Also led the torch the scavenger of the Holy Spirit, Maria do Carmo Cantilho, Claudete da Costa, scavenger of Rio de Janeiro, and Severino Lima Junior, of Rio Grande do Norte in the stage when the relay took place in the States. "The participation of scavengers in the relay is a recognition of the importance of these workers in society", published the MNCR in your page on the internet.