Improving Communication and Awareness Actions for the Management of Solid Waste in Curitiba/PR, Brazil

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Improving Communication and Awareness Actions for the Management of Solid Waste in Curitiba/PR, Brazil

Communication is crucial in the waste sector and must be a “two-way street” to get the stakeholders “on board” in order to successfully plan and implement actions that will mitigate short-lived climate pollutants (SLCPs). Curitiba recognizes the importance of communication and requested, under the technical assistance provided by the CCAC Waste Initiative, activities to improve the communication with the population on solid waste management towards the reduction of SLCPs. Therefore, Brazilian Association of Public Cleansing and Waste Management Companies (ABRELPE) assessed the past and current waste management communication and awareness programs of the city to evaluate their comprehensiveness, strengths, and weaknesses. The result of the assessment is the current communication’s guidance report for Curitiba, with a brief evaluation and recommendations for improvements in its communication actions.