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 degree in Environmental Sciences from the Federal University Fluminense.

During her internship, she assisted our circular economy team in developing Circular Action Programmes (CAPs) in Brazil, as well as accompanying project managers into the field in Rio de Janeiro, providing technical support to waste pickers and other professionals involved in solid waste collection and users of our mobile app, KOLEKT.

“I am very happy for the opportunity to secure a job right after finishing college, a feeling of duty fulfilled for the time I spent as an intern. It was crucial to be present in all the meetings, conversations and work being done by the team, so I could realise this is where I want to be. Being part of an international team is also valuable for my professional growth. I hope to continue contributing to a greener circular economy and help change the social reality of many waste pickers, and people who work with waste in some way.”

She even spoke to a German TV channel about the fishermen’s routine when they come back from collecting waste in Guanabara Bay. “After the work done in the water, they separate the materials by categories, and we weigh them, along with photos that are registered through the KOLEKT app,” said Juliana in the interview (video).