Location Rio de Janeiro, RJ
Grantee 2018
Attended areas Social Enterprise

Transformando o que Antes era Lixo em Fonte de Vida

Creating Sustainable Composting Systems That Process Tons of Organic Waste Daily

Ciclo Orgânico is a social enterprise that works with solid waste management in Rio de Janeiro contributing to the formation of a better society created by citizens who are more united, engaged and active. Through composting activities, the organization offers home collection services for appropriate disposal and reuse of the waste.

They intend to implement a new composting unit, which will increase the processing capacity from 1 to 5 tons / day. In addition, they aim to simplify logistics and reduce operational costs. This will allow the project to expand service to more than 1,500 families, generate 7 new jobs and reach 900 tons of treated waste per year.

With support from BrazilFoundation Ciclo Orgânico will:

• Promote educational activities for the dissemination of compost;
• Install a large-scale composting unit;
• Expand collection area in Rio de Janeiro;
• Disseminate information on composting in the urban environment.


1500 families supported in Rio de Janeiro
900 tons of waste composted/year
Building cultural value for sustainable use of organic waste

“And if every person could change where their trash goes? We dream of a community where trash is thought of as a resource, and instead of a problem, it’s seen as a solution.” -Ciclo Orgânico team

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