Solidarity Economy – Seven associations registered in the Bureau of Solidarity Economy of the Department of Development and Environment will have actions at central centers of Carnival. In Recife Antigo, about 98 people will work commercializing food and drinks to revelers. They are: Bars and Restaurants Association, Pilar 1, Pilar 2, Hot Dog Association, Kiosk Association, Santo Amaro Network and Forum of Solidarity Economy.

At decentralized centers, there is a partnership with the Department of Government, so neighborhood associations can choose their representatives. On average, 130 people are expected. All traders will be trained for two days with Sanitary Surveillance, Fire Department, Ambev and the Department of Urban Control. To sell, it is necessary to sign a Term of Commitment, taking responsibility to abide by rules agreed with Recife City Hall. This year, boxes will have an identification number and at each one of them there will be a representative of the associations mentioned above.

At the Service Centre, there will be a space for revelers that are willing to improve their costumes, from February 22nd on. Besides, a Centre for tapioca* sellers, at Arsenal Square.

Collectors of recyclable material – Recife City Hall has two centers – one at Galo da Madrugada and another in Recife Antigo – to receive recyclable material from collectors during Carnival. Associations registered in the Department of Sustainable Development and Environment will select some workers to receive all the recyclable material from collectors and help in the process of selling it. This action is a partnership with Ambev.

PRODARTE – Costumes, caricatures and ornaments are some of the objects available at the stand of the Support Program to the Development of Handcraft in Recife (Prodarte), at the Carnival Centre. About 32 craftspeople will show their art from 3pm to midnight. Concerning food, 12 craftspeople will be selling typical food on Maria Cezar street, in Recife Antigo.

* Tapioca is a traditional recipe from the state of Pernambuco, made by cassava.