Sanitation workers in Brazil are getting some much-deserved attention for their hard work and sweet dance moves thanks to a video that was recently posted on UNILAD’s Facebook page. UNILAD is a UK-based online publication that posts funny and trending content from around the world.
Solid waste management and recycling is a challenge for the country of Brazil. The average Brazilian generates 1.062 kilograms of garbage per day, and in 2014 alone, more than 41 percent of the 78.6 million tons of solid waste generated in the country were dumped in dumpsters and unregulated landfills, according to ABRELPE, the Brazilian Association of Public Cleaning and Special Waste Companies.
The world got to see the county’s waste problem firsthand during the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympic Games, when waste problems created challenges for Olympic athletes.