The Circular Action Hub (CAH) has reached 100 registered projects, in just 12 months of operation. Each of the 100 initiatives are providing important environmental waste recovery services and are displayed in this international showcase aimed at connecting projects with funders.
The Legislative Assembly of the State of Rio de Janeiro (Alerj) has approved the state bill 1.424/16, by Congressman Carlos Minc (PSB), to create the State Payment Program by Environmental Recycling Services (PSAR).
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.
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.
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.
The Circular Action Hub has been selected by PREVENT Waste Alliance as one of eight global innovative and sustainable pilot solutions that contribute to a circular economy in low- and middle-income countries.
Circular Action Hub is an online platform that connects circular economy projects and initiatives with organisations (corporates, donors, impact investors) interested in supporting local circular economy.