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Arraial do Cabo Environment Secretariat enters the Fair Play Program

The Fair Play Program is the reverse logistics system for lubricant packaging, whose objective is to promote their environmentally appropriate disposal through recycling, always complying with the legislation in force.

The Environmental Department of Arraial do Cabo, through the Department of Environmental Quality, had the presence last week of the Commercial Manager of SUATRANS Company, and representative of the Fair Play Program of the State of Rio de Janeiro, Andreza Aquino.

According to the head of the Department of Environmental Quality, Marlon Souza, - This is an initiative led by manufacturers of lubricating oils through Sindicom and Simepetro, which is part of the concept of Shared Responsibility, which also includes distributors, dealers and final consumers of lubricants.

During the visit, the Secretariat brokered the contact with the president of the Arraial do Cabo Fishing Institute Foundation (FIPAC) Paulo Fernandes, so that the collection and free purchase of the lubricating oil packages of the Fishermen's Marina could be made. This creates the possibility of adding values ​​to improve the collection of other wastes contaminated with lubricating oil.
Marlon added that the program will work in every municipality, collecting the packaging of the gas stations, mechanical workshops and the Waste Separation Plant.

- The collection will be carried out by specialized trucks that have periodically visited the points of collection. The lubricants plastic bags that are made available will be electronically weighed, once transferred these data will automatically go to the site Fair Play and immediately issued a voucher that may be required as to obtain the license of operation. The collected bottles are taken to the Receiving Center, where the material is pressed, stored and then shipped to a recycler - explained Marlon.

According to Secretary of the Environment David Barreto, in the recycler, the material is crushed and, after being subjected to a decontamination process of the lubricating oil, it is extruded to be transformed into new packaging raw material and other plastic products, returning to the chain of production.

"In this way, a virtuous cycle is created that avoids the waste of plastic material derived from petroleum and that if it were thrown in the nature would have a period of degradation in the range of 400 years," finished David.

Source: A1 -01/02/2011