MSW Management in São Paulo City and the National Policy of Solid Waste
Veronica R. Polzer1, 2, *, Kenneth M. Persson2
Identifiers and Pagination:Year: 2016
First Page: 1
Last Page: 10
Publisher Id: TOWMJ-9-1
Article History:Received Date: 23/03/2015
Revision Received Date: 16/02/2016
Acceptance Date: 17/02/2016
Electronic publication date: 30/09/2016
Collection year: 2016
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The objective of this paper is to present a brief overview of the current situation of solid waste in Brazil, as well as the importance of the National Policy of Solid Waste as the main regulatory milestone of the country, clarifying the role of society, government and the private sector. Moreover, this law is essential for determining the closing of dumps, encouraging municipal consortia and establishing a hierarchy for solid waste management through waste reduction at source, reuse, recycling, energy recovery and disposal. Also, it aims to understand how São Paulo, the most important city of Brazil, is currently facing the problem and what are the scenarios and proposals indicated in the Integrated Management Solid Waste Plan of the city to get the sustainable solid waste management of São Paulo in operation.