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The factory Managers reinvest income from carbon credit sales into projects generating social benefits. To date, the project has distributed 300,000 litres of drinking water to victims of natural disasters in Rio de Janeiro State, it donated three computers to the “Teclando para o Futuro” project, which gives informatics lessons to children in need, contributed 14 wheelchairs to a community care home and employed women from the surrounding community to assist with the process of incorporating cosmetic residues into the clay mixture.
Furthermore, multiple donations of building material have been made to local institutions. According to Sr. Lima, the owner of Argibem factory, “I carry out these actions to contribute to regional development and also for the benefit of my employees, because they and their families are the fabric of our community.”
Argibem, São Sebastião and Vulcão ceramic factories, located in Rio de Janeiro State, previously used heavy crude oil as fuel to fire their ceramic pieces. The latter is a fossil fuel derived from petrol, which emits soot when burnt; damaging the respiratory system.
Furthermore, heavy oil is highly polluting and contributes to global warming. In response to this, the ceramic factories decided to switch their kiln fuel to renewable biomass (a clean source of energy). Apart from reducing GHG emissions and generating carbon credits, this switch promotes sustainable development in the surrounding community.
When buying carbon credits of this project you are supporting , sponsoring , financing and making possible the reduction of greenhouse gases and various initiatives in the social scope , environmental and economic as the following: