It’s actually a depository for recyclables arranged by an organization called Cooper Glicério. Founded in 2006, the group is currently made up of 45 “scavengers,” many of whom had lived on the streets and created an income by collecting recyclables from the streets and businesses. Cooper Glicério promotes its part in keeping the streets clean and preserving the environment.
Guess it’s less convenient than having a truck come by and pick up your recyclables, but it’s something. (We always set out our recyclables next to the garbage can in the stairwell, and I never really know what happens after that. Probably nothing.)
I don’t know how many of these depositories exist around the city, but they certainly turned what could easily be an eyesore into a work of art. At least on Paulista Avenue.
Only in Brazil my friends. Only in Brazil.