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BVRio participates in Amazon Forest Forum

BVRio participates in Amazon Forest Forum

Since November 2020, BVRio has been participating in preparatory meetings for the implementation of the Amazon Forest Forum, a regional forum of the Forest Dialogue, whose objective is to become a reference space for the construction of solutions for the protection and sustainable use of forests in the Brazilian Amazon.

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Co-operative is a space to promote sorority

Co-operative is a space to promote sorority

Iara Meiri de Melo Moura Silva, 40, a mother of two, began working in the recycling market over 20 years ago with her mother, who came to Rio de Janeiro from the North East aged 17 years old. Iara is one of the female leaders in waste picker cooperatives in the State of Rio de Janeiro, in the Beija Flor Cooperative. Behind her love for her profession, Iara talks about the welcoming and learning space that exists in the cooperatives.

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Second legal and sustainable timber project complete

Second legal and sustainable timber project complete

At the end of March 2021, BVRio completed its second project funded by the UK government’s Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) Forest Governance Markets and Climate (FGMC) programme. During the first project, running from 2015 to 2018, we adapted the Responsible Timber Exchange, originally developed for Brazil, to the circumstances of other tropical forest timber producer countries (Ghana, Liberia, Ivory Coast and Cameroon) and the consumer markets of the UK, EU and China.

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"We are an eternal start up. We evolve constantly"

“We are an eternal start up. We evolve constantly”

The recycling market in Rio de Janeiro is not for “amateurs”. And those in charge of the management of many of the existing cooperatives are female entrepreneurs. In the context of the covid pandemic, in particular, it is necessary to adapt, try out new processes, and take risks to generate more business. Read below one more story of our series of inspiring women who fight for the valorisation of the environmental services provided by waste collectors.

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INSPIRATIONAL WOMEN LEAD RECYCLING COOPERATIVES

Inspirational women lead recycling cooperaives

BVRio features a series of three original stories of female leaders and social entrepreneurs, who promote valorisation of waste pickers’ work in the State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Their stories tell us how the role of waste pickers is fundamental and complex, as they know recyclable materials like no one else.

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New project in partnership with PREVENT Waste Alliance

New project in partnership with PREVENT Waste Alliance

Circular Action Hub, in partnership with PREVENT Waste Alliance, developed the project “Plastic Credits for inclusive and transparent circularity”, which will benefit around 300 waste pickers until June 2022. The project will be conducted by an international consortium and BVRio is the organisation responsible for the activities in Brazil and Mexico. Overall, Circular Credits will be generated for about 1,500 tons of plastic waste collected, sorted and reintroduced in the recycling chain.

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Promoting Lesser-Known and Lesser-Used timber species from Ghana

Promoting Lesser-Known and Lesser-Used timber species from Ghana

In collaboration with Ghana Forestry Commission’s Timber Industry Development Division (TIDD), Forest Research Institute of Ghana (FORIG), Ghana Timber Millers Organization (GTMO) and the Ghana Timber Association (GTA), BVRio developed a set of communication materials that include technical information about a selection of timber species that are available to the international markets.

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