Gallery: Recycling Co-operatives In Sao Paulo, Brazil Light the Path fo...

photo ©Leonel Lima Ponce for Inhabitat
 
In the shadows of the United Nation's Rio+20 Sustainable Development Conference, where nation-states concern themselves with devising sustainable international policies, various non-governmental organizations and communities are taking action to spur their own development sustainably. Such is the case in São Paulo, Brazil, where various recycling co-operatives have formed under different programs and within disparate communities to provide better waste management for the city, and green jobs to residents in need. Read ahead to learn more about three co-operatives that illustrate the breadth of communal recycling programs in São Paulo, and how they are providing a possible model for social inclusion in the path towards a cleaner, more sustainable future.

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