In June 2015, Lobo was invited to another project, the Reciclalata. Where fifteen cans with 1.90m high and 1m diameter will be spread across Sao Paulo. The Reciclalata want to draw attention to the important environmentally cause of recycling aluminum cans.
To celebrate the 25th anniversary of the aluminum can in Brazil, and more than 50 years in the world the “latonas” (big cans) will be painted by Lobo and 14 other artists.
Brazil holds the record of recycling 98% of the all aluminum cans consumed annually in the country. More than 250,000 people are involved in the recycling chain, promoting social inclusion and moving the economy.
On his art, Lobo chose to paid tribute to the group of people who gets their hands dirty and make the difference.
Lobo visited Cooperative Vitória do Belém, where he met the employees. The cooperative began operating in the suburb of Belém, on the premises of the Vocational Training Centre for Environmental Education (Cefopea), part of Reciclázaro Association, on June 6, 2014.
The goal of the Cooperative is to bring together about 90 members, which together will be able to screen and sell more than 150 tons of recyclable material per month. Besides the contribution to environmental protection by reusing materials that would otherwise be discarded, the project aims to generate income for the cooperative and its members.
” Much has been said about recycling these days, but few people actually do something to preserve the environment. As soon as I received the invitation from Top Trends to join the project, I wanted to get to know the Cooperative and the employees. They are very simple people who are easily forgotten, but are the ones that really make the difference, “says Lobo.