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A project in Rio de Janeiro seeks a sustainable solution to Brazil’s floating garbage in the sea

On World Oceans Day, a project in Rio de Janeiro has embarked on a sustainable approach to tackling floating rubbish that plagues Brazil's coastal regions.

Spearheaded by the 'Orla sem lixo' (Trash-free Shore) project, the initiative began its journey on a beach within Guanabara Bay.

As one of Rio's most iconic yet polluted spots, the bay, surrounded by the majority of Rio's metropolitan municipalities, endures around 80 tons of garbage daily, predominantly plastic, from its tributary rivers.

While there have been efforts to diminish the floating trash in the bay, their lack of sustainability and inadvertent . . .

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