Environmental management system: solid waste management in a HEI of Teresina-PI / Sistema de gestão ambiental: gerenciamento de resíduos sólidos em uma IES de Teresina-PI

Italo Emmanoel Mesquita Oliveira de Moura, Francilio de Carvalho Oliveira


Introduction: Urban solid waste management in Brazilian cities has become a major environmental challenge. Thus, companies are charged by laws and the market for environmentally friend management. It created the need of effective management plans that meet the institution’s demands. Objective: The present work aimed to analyze the solid waste disposal of a higher education institution based in the city of Teresina, capital of the state of Piaui. The data collected was used to support a proposal for a management plan. Methodology: We used bibliographic research and field research to describe an environmental management landscape in HEIs, information on solid waste contained in the legislation and how the HEI under study treats its waste. It was done through a checklist. Results: The institution’s final waste disposal is the municipal landfill of Teresina-PI, even the waste with recycling potential. In addition, in the internal processes the waste that could be recycled is all stored in a single external shelter. It seems that the HEI has no agreement with organizations or companies that could collect the waste for recycling. Conclusion: Therefore, it is concluded that by implementing the improvements, the institution demonstrates that it has actions that will positively impact the environment and the community in which it operates.


Solid waste, Environmental management system, Sustainable development.

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