Ended today, day 13, Brasilia (DF), the National Meeting Planning action with the collectors and pickers of recyclable materials. The event began last Tuesday, day 11.
The meeting aimed to evaluate the performance of the Brazilian Caritas Project Recycling Lives in conjunction with the organization and recyclable material collectors, Besides analyzing the current status of the National Solid Waste and plan the actions that will take place in the quadrennium 2012-2015.
On the first day against, event participants watched the video project Recycling Lives, a video about Reciclamp (Campinas). There was a dialogue about experiences with thematic network of collectors(as).
There was also a study of the production chain of waste recycling on progress, challenges and opportunities. This chain consists of seven steps to follow: the disposal, in Coleta, a triagem, intermediation, beneficiation, recycling and transformation.
Edane Acioli, do Instituto 3R Amazônia, pointed out that the main challenges that are faced by collectors are the unsanitary conditions, lack of selective held in neighborhoods and cities, and not recognizing the work of the collector(a) reciclável material. Edane also showed the participants the advances that the work done within the production chain obtained, as knowledge of local trade, improvement in selective collection, awareness of society, partnerships and strengthening of cooperatives.
During the dialogue, Edane also presented opportunities that the project brought to the scavengers, as the creation of local networks, exchange experiences, partnerships with organized waste pickers, selective collection in municipalities, events to publicize the work of the collector(a), discussion forums for debates, boosting the local market, among others.
On the morning of 12, participants made an analysis of the National Solid Waste. That moment featured a presentation of the Interministerial Committee and the positioning of Caritas Brazil, National Movement of Recyclable Materials (MNCR) and the Central Cooperative of Recyclable Materials (Centcoop).
During the afternoon there was a reflection on the methodology shares with recyclable material collectors. The groups met to discuss the work in three dimensions: Caritas rede, network of collectors and civil society. There was also a plenary socialization and deepening of methodological principles.
On Friday, day 13, participants met in plenary to socialize strategic decisions that were set in the afternoon of 12. During the dialogues were also discussed issues on resource mobilization, systematization of experiences, monitoring, assessment and management training.
The event chairpersons of regional, members of the project Recycling Lives, pickers and scavengers and guests of the National Movement Pickers(as) Recyclable Materials (MNCR), Centcoop and or Comité Interministerial.
by Fernanda Nalon, Communication intern advice of Caritas Brazil / National Secretariat