Solid Residues Management

Young communitarians selecting recyclable material | Photo: Venina Savedra/FAS

The Solid Residues Management project works in a simple and effective way in the RDSs centers of Juma, Mamirauá, Uatumã, Rio Negro and Rio Negro APA. The activity has pedagogical and educational personality, and its objective is to promote the conscientious consume and to change the scholar community attitudes and habit, especially regarding the rightly management of solid residues produced in their homes and in the riverine communities.

The information acquired by the students are directly multiplied in the daily practice of the selective collection in both scholar and communitarian scope. The project is a partnership between FAS e a Tetra Pak. The pilot project was initiated in 2013 in the Assy Manana Center, at the Escola Estadual Samsung Amazonas, located in the Rio Negro APA, in the Três Unidos Community, by the Cuieiras riverbanks. In 2014, the target of 1,000kg of processed material was overcome in over 50%, showing the success of the initiative, illustrated in the chart beside.

In June 9th, 2014, FAS opened a solid residues selective collection station. The structure is situated in the extreme area of FAS?? head office, in Manaus. With the equipment, collaborators can dispose solid residues like papers, plastics, glasses, and separately clean, dried metals. The station was constructed in plates made of recycled and ecological packages, donated by Tetra Pak, our direct partner of this project. This initiative strengthens the socialenvironmental responsibility of the Foundation.

The material is donated to the group of women “Reciclar dá Vida”, from Parque Riachuelo neighborhood, Tarumã, an association of collectors of recycling materials. Another FAS?? concern was with the inadequate disposal of used batteries, which represent a great risk to health and environment, due to the usage of heavy metals such as cadmium, lead and Mercury in its composition. It was created a campaign of collection of these materials, which integrates the “Recicle Suas Ideias”, an initiative adopted by FAS to promote the correct disposal of solid residues of riverine communities next to the NCS.