ASU Energy Center to help improve life for Brazil's cat adores

Mountain Times

A community-based landfill gas project in Brazil piloted in 2009 by the Appalachian Energy Center located at Appalachian State University will soon become reality. 

The gas will be used at an energy park that will be constructed adjacent to the landfill, where catadores (Brazilian waste pickers) will gather plastic and glass recyclables from the waste stream before they end up in the landfill, providing more profit for these workers.

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