Tag: Plastic Waste

Campanha de solidariedade aos catadores e catadoras do Brasil

Cologne & Waste Pickers: The evolution of waste collection

Circular Action Director, Thierry Sanders, reflects on this year’s Plastic Waste Free World Conference & Expo and on the evolution of waste collection. The hall of the Plastic Free World trade fair at the Kolner Messe is bustling with international visitors passing by stands of paper packaging as alternatives to plastic. Also on display are […]

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Alerj approves recycling incentive program

Alerj approves recycling incentive program

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).

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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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Circular Action Hub is launching soon !

Circular Action Hub is launching soon !

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.

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