The City Solutions Platform is supporting the City of São Paulo to develop solutions for waste management in the city.
Currently, around 12,000 tonnes of household waste are collected daily in the city, of which 6,000 tonnes are organic waste. Disposing of this waste without reusing it depletes landfills, is environmentally costly for the city, and is ultimately a waste of raw material.
In that context, São Paulo is looking to develop solutions for waste management in the city, including the development of innovative waste collection processes, new waste treatment processes, waste as a resource, and the treatment of organic waste. The City of São Paulo is also developing the “EcoPark project”, consisting of treating undifferentiated household waste through Mechanical Biological Treatment (MBT).