Category: News

BVRio circular economy team strengthened

BVRio’s circular economy team has been strengthened this month, with the permanent appointment of Juliana Miranda, who has spent the last eight months working as an intern at BVRio’s headquarters in Brazil. Juliana joined the team in May 2022 with experience in social entrepreneurship and environmental education projects and has just graduated with a Bachelor’s […]

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Project Update: Used Beverage Carton Recycling in Vietnam

Lesson #1: Innovation requires flexibility. Reflections from Circular Action Director, Thierry Sanders on the first few months of the project, and turning things on their head. ‘Trickle down economics’ doesn’t work. It may have been a term commonly heard by economics students born before 1980. But even in 2022 in Saigon, Vietnam this outdated economic […]

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Fishers remove over 100 tonnes in Guanabara Bay exceeding initial estimates

Exceeding expectations, the fishers of Ilha do Governador, Rio de Janeiro, have reached the initial target of collecting 100 tonnes of waste from Guanabara Bay in December 2022, in the project run in partnership with Ogyre, an Italian social enterprise focused on recovering waste from the ocean. The second and current phase of the project […]

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BVRio bolsters Board with three new members

BVRio Brazil has added to its Board by appointing three new members, providing more diverse perspectives and expertise. Now with six members, the Board meets three times a year to provide BVRio Executive Directors with comments and guidance on the organisation’s strategy and operational and budgetary plans and to assess the accounts annually. Joining the […]

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Pilot project encourages households in Rio de Janeiro to recycle more

A waste recycling cooperative in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, is participating in a pilot project run by BVRio and the Alliance to End Plastic Waste (Alliance) to encourage higher levels of recycling by households. The project will also provide additional income to waste pickers who sort the material, with the potential to increase in the […]

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BVRio helps waste picker cooperative receive R$ 3.9 million in investment

BVRio assisted a social project approved in a recent public selection to add value to the solid waste disposal generated by Petrobras facilities in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The cooperative Coopama signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with BVRio to receive support from our circular economy team in presenting their proposals and, from next year, […]

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BVRio joins the Brazil Climate Action Hub at COP27

BVRio is going to the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP27) and will participate in the Brazil Climate Action Hub and other side events over the next two weeks in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt. On 12 November, the Adaptation & Agriculture Day at COP27, the Brazil Climate Action Hub will focus on discussing issues related to […]

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2023 Earthshot Prize nominations open soon as 2022 finalists are announced

The 2022 Earthshot Prize finalists were announced today. The Earthshots are split into five different categories; Protect and Restore Nature, Build a Waste Free World, Revive our Oceans, Clean our Air and Fix our Climate. BVRio has again confirmed its status as an Official Nominator and is in the privileged position to be able to […]

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