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Project June 16, 2021

The Truth About Recycling in Brasília



At the beginning of 2020, a waste collector company was surprised dumping the recyclable trash in an irregular dumpsite. According to the company, it was a one-time misbehavior, but was it telling the truth? Was it an occasional problem or is it a systemic issue?

To discover the truth about recycling in Brasília, the capital of Brazil, this project tracked the recyclable waste. To do that, more than 100 GPS devices were thrown in the trash.


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Environment and Climate Change

Environment and Climate Change