Solid Waste Management as an instrument of sustainability in protestant denominations




Solid Waste, Environmental Education, Sustainability


Nowadays, there is a worldwide concern about issues related to the environment and one of the biggest environmental problems caused are generated by inadequate solid waste management and the lack of society's involvement. The present work deals with the management in Protestant Christian religious institutions, which are also producers of solid waste and, therefore, deserve to be studied scientifically, in order to answer the following guiding question: Solid waste management in Protestant Christian institutions in the city of Manaus asserts itself as an effective instrument for the concept of sustainability? The main purpose objective of this work is to evaluate how Protestant Christian religious institutions act in the management of solid waste, identifying if such these institutions do any kind of management of this generated waste, in order to monitor how it is done using quality management tools, methodology and analysis of the results achieved. The applied methodology will be descriptive, through observation, registration, analysis and correlation of the object or facts under study, however, without manipulating them. With the information collected from selected churches in all areas of the city, in equal quantity and, through a practical formulary and checklist based on Brazil’s the National Policy on Solid Waste (PNRS), it will be possible to build a DMAIC framework and sequentially apply the GUT tool, to notes on of the most urgent problems. The results of these notes will be put into the PDCA cycle for improvement planning and, finally, the 5W2H will be used to propose improvements, which will facilitate observation, data collection and analysis of the information obtained. The survey results showed a great possibility of these Christian communities to serve as environmental schools, and that if it would be carried out, could bring a real mass awareness of society, thanks to its enormous scope.


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Author Biographies

Joao Bosco Ladislau de Andrade, Federal University of Amazonas

Postgraduate Program in Society and Culture in Amazonia; Institute of Philosophy, Social Sciences and Humanities/UFAM, Manaus, Amazonas, Brazil.

Simone da Silva, Amazon Biotechnology Center

Plant Biotechnology Area Coordination


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How to Cite

Guedes da Silva, M., Ladislau de Andrade, J. B. ., & da Silva, S. (2021). Solid Waste Management as an instrument of sustainability in protestant denominations. International Journal for Innovation Education and Research, 9(11), 357–363.