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Project Update: Used Beverage Carton Recycling in Vietnam

Lesson #1: Innovation requires flexibility. Reflections from Circular Action Director, Thierry Sanders on the first few months of the project, and turning things on their head. ‘Trickle down economics’ doesn’t work. It may have been a term commonly heard by economics students born before 1980. But even in 2022 in Saigon, Vietnam this outdated economic […]

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Fishers remove over 100 tonnes in Guanabara Bay exceeding initial estimates

Exceeding expectations, the fishers of Ilha do Governador, Rio de Janeiro, have reached the initial target of collecting 100 tonnes of waste from Guanabara Bay in December 2022, in the project run in partnership with Ogyre, an Italian social enterprise focused on recovering waste from the ocean. The second and current phase of the project […]

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BVRio helps waste picker cooperative receive R$ 3.9 million in investment

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

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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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