Tag: Ogyre

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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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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