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Ibirapuera Park’s new recycling centre to produce biomass

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Ibirapuera Park, an urban park in  São Paulo, Brazil, has received a new recycling centre, reaching the 'zero waste' mark.
The initiative includes the process of sorting and shredding the park's prunings and vegetation to utilise as biomass that becomes a renewable energy resource.
In addition, the waste from the park can be used as an alternative source of energy in the cement production kilns.
Since 2020, more than 380 tons of waste have been recycled at Ibirapuera Park.
This figure includes recyclable materials - glass, plastic, metal, paper and electronics - and green coconut not destined for landfill. When dividing waste by classification, 173 tons of recyclables and 212 tons of coconut were collected.
The centre is part of Ibirapuera Park's Eco 360 project, and represents one of the steps towards compliance with Urbia's Park Waste Management Plan.
Since the beginning of the current administration, 10,747 tons of waste have been collected, including recyclables and non-recyclables.
Of this total, 63.7% is coconut, 29.9% is organic waste, 4.8% is vegetation and 1.6% is recyclable. Coconut shells alone generate up to 250 tons of waste per month.






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