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About Curitiba

The capital of Paraná is a metropolis with almost 2 million inhabitants. The fundamental trait that defined the profile of Curitiba was the arrival of immigrants from the most varied backgrounds. Europeans, Asians and Africans contributed to the formation of the city's population, economic, social and cultural structure. In the same way, people from all Brazilian regions also moved to Curitiba and helped build its image.

Built on a plateau 934 meters above sea level, devoid of landscape landmarks offered by nature, Curitiba ended up creating its main references through science and human craft. Here, thought is given to urban life from the humanist point-of-view that the city belongs primarily to its inhabitants. The people of Curitiba, a melting pot of foreigners from all over the world and Brazilians from every corner, teach the art of coming together and living harmoniously in daily life.






The model that has been maintained since its first edition is in the form of lectures and panels, interspersed with intervals —"coffee and prose" — and time left at the end for questioning by the public to the speakers; scientific work presented both orally and on posters; case presentation and sustainable showcase. From different aspects, all these activities address the common theme of solid waste and the environment.

The speakers and guests of the event are a selected group of academic and scientific authorities in their respective areas, as well as entrepreneurs and representatives of companies with outstanding activity in the area of solid waste.


  • Outlook of Solid Waste Management in Latin America and the Caribbean


  • Solid Waste Disposal and Water Resource Quality


  • Consortium and Private-Public Partnership: Tools for Solid Waste Solutions


  • Reverse Logistics in Brazil: Current and Future Scenario


  • Human Sustainability in Cities, Conscious Consumption and Social Responsibility


  • Environmental Education in the context of curricular changes in primary and secondary education


  • Practices and Management Tools in Organizations of Waste Pickers


  • Changes in environmental licensing at the state and federal level


  • Waste Management in Universities


  • Life Cycle Assessment as an Environmental Tool


To access the presentations of the previous edition - Click here