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BVRio helps waste picker cooperatives receive R$ 7.9 million in investment

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

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Circular Action presents solutions to waste collection in two global circularity events

“It is time to increase collection in a socially inclusive way.” –Thierry Sanders Last week, the Circular Action team, Director Thierry Sanders and Circular Economy specialist, Maria Accioly, flew to participate in two brilliant circularity events taking place in Berlin, Germany, and in Quito, Ecuador, run by PREVENT Waste Alliance and Sustainable Challenge LATAM. They […]

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Cover story for Brazilian ‘fishing for plastic’ initiative

Cover story for Brazilian ‘fishing for plastic’ initiative

BVRio’s project in partnership with the Italian social enterprise Ogyre featured on the cover of O Globo, a mainstream newspaper in Brazil, over the weekend. The reporter Ludmilla Lima went to meet the fishers, who are now earning a salary collecting waste from Guanabara Bay through the project, after seeing the fish almost disappear in less than two decades from their coastline very much in part because of pollution.

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