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COVID-19 pandemic: Solid waste and environmental impacts in Brazil

Authors
  • Urban, Rodrigo Custodio1
  • Nakada, Liane Yuri Kondo2
  • 1 Pontifical Catholic University of Campinas (PUC-Campinas), Center for Exact, Environmental and Technological Sciences, Postgraduate Program in Urban Infrastructure Systems, Rua Professor Dr. Euryclides de Jesus Zerbini, 1516 – Pq. Rural Fazenda Santa Cândida, 13087571 Campinas, São Paulo, Brazil
  • 2 University of Campinas, School of Civil Engineering, Architecture and Urban Design, Department of Infrastructure and Environment, Avenida Albert Einstein, 951 – Cidade Universitária, 13083852 Campinas, São Paulo, Brazil
Type
Published Article
Journal
The Science of the Total Environment
Publisher
Elsevier B.V.
Publication Date
Sep 30, 2020
Volume
755
Pages
142471–142471
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2020.142471
PMID: 33010498
PMCID: PMC7526525
Source
PubMed Central
Keywords
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Abstract

• COVID-19 pandemic has hampered advances in sustainable development in Brazil. • Some locations have suspended recycling programs to safeguard public health. • Electric power enough to supply 152,475 households over a month could have been saved. • Potable water enough to supply 40,010 people over a month could have been saved. • The equivalent of US$ 781,000 has been disposed in landfills.

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