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Plastic credit standard setters welcome global plastics agreement

Plastic credit standard setters welcome global plastics agreement

BVRio has today, as part of a group of voluntary standard setters under the PREVENT Waste Alliance and with support from the ValuCred consortium, released a joint statement welcoming the resolution ‘End plastic pollution: Towards an international legally binding instrument’ adopted at the fifth session of the UN Environment Assembly (UNEA-5) in Nairobi.

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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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Circular Action Team Expanded

Circular Action Team Expanded

BVRio’s circular action team has expanded this month with the addition of two new members of staff, who will increase capacity and help further develop services for both producers looking for ways to meet EPR and CSER commitments and local waste management initiatives.

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BVRio coordinates media workshop to mark the Brazilian Forest Code 10th Anniversary

BVRio coordinates media workshop to mark the Brazilian Forest Code 10th Anniversary

Between 23 May and 2 June, the Forest Code Observatory (OCF), of which BVRio is a member, is promoting ‘Forest Code +10’, a week of debates to mark the 10th anniversary of the publication of the law that protects native vegetation in Brazil, the ‘New Forest Code’. The event opens on 23 May with a workshop aimed at journalists, ‘(Un)covering the Forest Code’, organised by BVRio.

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