Mall in Brazil Composts to Reduce Carbon Footprint
A shopping center in Brazil is growing vegetables on its rooftop using waste collected from the mall's restaurants. The garden is on the roof of the Eldorado shopping center in Sao Paolo. Workers there use trash from the restaurants to create compost for the garden. Compost is used to improve the soil of the garden. A spokesman for the mall says that the waste from 10,000 meals served each day in its food court goes into the compost.
Workers grow different kinds of fruits and vegetables on the rooftop garden, including tomatoes, lettuce and eggplant. The fruits and vegetables grown there provide free food for the employees. Mall officials also hope to reduce the amount of waste that would end up in a garbage dump. This, they hope, will reduce carbon gases entering the atmosphere.
Cicero Evangelista leads the waste recycling effort. He says about 400 kilograms of organic waste are created every day from the mall's food court.
He says, "We weigh the material and add enzymes that eliminate bacteria, reduce humidity and accelerate decomposition. This is how we turn organic waste into organic compost."
Officials at the shopping center want to save as much waste as possible. So, they held workshops for employees to learn how to best collect waste from their stores. Neide Lopes is a food court worker. She says it is helpful to put in the extra work.
"The initiative is active and creative, and they distribute the produce among us, so it's very good. It is a way of reducing waste, and we receive food that we don't have to pay for, that's the best part!"
Mall employees say the project reuses waste food to make food and reduces the shopping center's carbon footprint at the same time.
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1.Reduce Carbon Footprint n.减低碳排放量
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2.collected from 收集；征收
The fees collected from excessive emission of pollution must be used for prevention and control of pollution and may not be appropriated for any other use.
3.end up 结束；告终；竖着；结果是…
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4.accelerate decomposition 加速分解
The final process in organic matter decomposition is known as humification.
1.Compost is used to improve the soil of the garden. A spokesman for the mall says that the waste from 10,000 meals served each day in its food court goes into the compost.
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2.He says, "We weigh the material and add enzymes that eliminate bacteria, reduce humidity and accelerate decomposition. This is how we turn organic waste into organic compost."
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巴西的一个购物中心利用从购物中心的餐馆里收集的垃圾在其屋顶上种植蔬菜 。这个小型菜园位于圣保罗的埃尔多拉多购物中心的屋顶上 。那里的工人们利用餐馆产生的垃圾制造堆肥 。而堆肥是用来改善菜园土壤的 。购物中心的一位发言人解释说，每天从商场的美食街所供应的10000顿食物中产生的垃圾都用作了制造肥料 。
在屋顶菜园里，工人们种植着不同种类的水果和蔬菜，包括番茄、生菜和茄子 。种植的水果和蔬菜为员工提供了免费食物 。商场的管理人员也希望以此减少垃圾的数量，并最终关闭垃圾场 。他们还希望借此可以减少进入大气层的含碳气体排放量 。
他说，“我们将这些材料称重后添加酶，消除细菌，减少湿度并加快其分解 。这就是我们把有机垃圾转换成有机堆肥的方式 。”
在购物中心的管理人员希望尽可能多地收集垃圾 。因此，他们举办了讲习班，让员工学习如何从自己的商店中收集垃圾 。Neide Lopes是美食街的员工 。她表示此举大有裨益 。