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Rio’s Lixo Zero Littering Law Postponed

By Lisa Flueckiger, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The implementation of a new law introducing heavy fines for littering in Rio de Janeiro, which should have come into force on Monday, July 1st has been postponed. The reasons given for delaying the implementation are the protests and the upcoming World Youth Day (WYD) at the end of the month.

The law Lixo Zero (Zero Waste) is aimed at cleaning public spaces, where littering is frequent, and educating people . . .

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