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Analysis of solid waste management and improvement proposal: a case study in carpentry of Cariacica-ES

Abstract:

This paper investigates the management of solid waste in a furniture company in the city of Cariacica-ES. First, we reaised information about the furniture sector in the region using bibliographic material, with the Associação de Indústrias e Produtos de Insumos do Setor Mobiliário de Cariacica (AMOVEL), the Secretaria Municipal de Desenvolvimento Econômico e Turismo (SEDETUR) of Prefeitura Municipal de Cariacica and the Sindicato das Indústrias de Madeira e Atividades Correlatas em Geral da Região Centro Sul do Estado do Espírito Santo (SINDMADEIRA/ES). Then, we prepared a questionnaire to collect information. Then a carpentry shop was chosen for the analysis in question. After this through technical visits and interviews with the coordinator of the company, information on the production process of furniture was collected, focusing on the use of raw materials and supplies, solid waste generation, the presence of techniques about Cleaner Production, Environmental License and Environmental Management System. At the end, it was found that even the company having several Cleaner Production techniques, there is a large amount of solid waste generated throughout the production chain, and the percentage of loss of raw material is higher than 20%, and is above 10% initially estimated. With that, we proposed alternatives based on the concept of Cleaner Production for better utilization and disposal of solid waste generated.

Keywords:
Solid waste; Cleaner Production; Furniture industry; Proposing alternatives

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