Brazilian National Solid Waste Policy Applied As a Tool to Enhance an University Campus Waste Management

  •  Rodrigo Moreira    
  •  Tiago Cetrulo    
  •  Alejandra Mendizabal-Cortes    
  •  Natalia Cetrulo    
  •  Tadeu Malheiros    


The aim of this work is to discuss the Brazilian National Solid Waste Policy potential to enhance Brazilian universities waste management by analyzing the University of São Paulo, Campus of São context in accordance with the national policy requirements. Universities in Brazil lack a legal instrument to strengthen its waste management, which brings this paper innovation by applying the Brazilian waste policy as a standardization instrument to adapt waste management at Brazilian higher education institutions. The research used a descriptive and qualitative approach, data were collected from literature review, university documents and semi structured interviews, a case study approach is used to analyze the campus solid waste management activities, procedures and operations inherent the. The main findings conclude that University of São Paulo waste policy is being deployed, based on Brazilian Solid Waste National Policy requirements, confirming it translation into a potential framework tool to support decision making for adequacy of environmentally sound management of Brazilian. Further studies are required ex-post the policy enactment to assess the impacts of the waste policy at the university impacts.

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  • ISSN(Print): 1925-4725
  • ISSN(Online): 1925-4733
  • Started: 2011
  • Frequency: semiannual

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