de Trabalho de Resíduos Sólidos - GTRS
Conselho da APA Federal da Serra da Mantiqueira - CONAPAM
Meeting in Delfim Moreira MG
March 29, 2016
|The purpose of this
meeting with Delfim Moreira's municipal health
agents was talk about composting and its benefits, and on its
participation in the Department of Agriculture and Environment project
to spread the practice in the region.
These agents regularly visit the city's houses and know the residents, families and local businesses, and form the main vector for spreading composting in Delfim Moreira.
After all, caring for the proper disposal of organic waste on the environment, producing of natural fertilizer and fostering the consumption of locally produced vegetables are also linked to health issues.
Delfim Moreira was one of the nine municipalities that have accepted the proposal of the Federal APA of Mantiqueira sent in April 2014 to 30 municipalities in the region, offering them a partnership in the development of practical and effective solutions to reduce the volume of solid waste sent to local landfills, with special focus on the recycling of organic waste by composting.
Since then, some pilot initiatives have been implemented in Visconde de Mauá, region of the municipality of Resende RJ (which also joined APA's partnership proposal).
Recently Delfim Moreira became the second municipality included in APA da Mantiqueira to implement an urban composting project developed in a participatory way.