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PRODUÇÃO MAIS LIMPA NO SETOR DE CACHAÇA - ESTUDO EM UM ENGENHO NO ESTADO DA PARAÍBA

The Cleaner Production has as objective to perform measures which can reduce the impact that organizations can have on the environment. The production of cachaça, it is observed that there are several sediments generated which can be reused in the production process. In this manner, this study aims to investigate the practices of cleaner production to minimizing the resultant sediments in production of cachaça at the city of Areia - PB. This research is classified as a case study and descriptive, using as a basis the three levels of PML proposed by the National Council for Clean Technology - CNTL (2003). The data collection was made through semi structured interviews with the owner of engenho and direct observation in visits to it. The information collected were studied by qualitative analysis. The results showed that the level I - Reduction at source is the least present, therefore, there is the possibility to avoid generating residues; e the level II - Internal Recycling has greater prominence among the levels; so waste generated are mostly used in the production process.The level III - there is the external recycling and organic compost mulch of straw

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