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BVRio and partners launch online dashboard to engage financial institutions with Forest Code compliance

Last Friday (4 August), a webinar marked the launch of the Forest Code Observatory (OCF) ‘Financial Sector Engagement Panel’, a dashboard revealing crucial data on compliance with the Forest Code contributed to by financial institutions responsible for operating 55% of rural credit contracted in Brazil between 2020 and 2021. The dashboard is an initiative of […]

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BVRio conducts analysis of Decree on reverse logistics credits

BVRio, as a pioneer in creating the reverse logistics credits system with over a decade of practical experience, has conducted a thorough analysis of Federal Decree 11.413/2023. The new regulation, which came into effect in February this year, represents a significant advancement in sustainable solid waste management in Brazil, with a notable focus on the […]

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KOLEKT waste management app hits 10 thousand transactions

The KOLEKT waste management app, developed by Circular Action, a BVRio group company,  has reached 10 thousand transactions. In the 18 months since the app was launched, it has gained over 1000 users in 48 countries. They are actors throughout the recycling supply chain, including informal waste pickers, who assisted in its design and have […]

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200T of waste removed from Guanabara Bay

Our circular economy team has celebrated the milestone of 200 tons of waste collected with the fishers involved in the ‘Fishing for litter in Guanabara Bay’ project and honoured them for International Fisherman’s Day, celebrated on 29 June. The day of recognition highlights this traditional craft’s role in combating ocean pollution, with each piece of […]

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PlanaFlor Advisory Board establishes engagement strategies for the sustainable development agenda in Brazil

The PlanaFlor Advisory Board held its first face-to-face meeting on 16 June to identify engagement strategies to promote the strategic plan for sustainable development in Brazil, based on the effective implementation of the Forest Code. The meeting was attended by the coordinators of the project and the board members, who have distinguished roles in different […]

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Fishing for litter as a blueprint for tackling ocean pollution

In recent weeks, global conversations have focused on issues related to the protection of the environment under the theme of tackling plastic pollution, providing an opportunity to call on governments, cities and businesses to invest in and implement solutions to end the problem.  Today, that conversation turns to efforts that promote the preservation of marine […]

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Helping shape Angola’s EPR thinking

Last month while working on the roll-out of the KOLEKT waste management app in Angola, an AfricaRise programme funded by the EU, Circular Action Director, Thierry Sanders, was invited by the National Waste Agency of Angola to assist with the country’s thinking regarding introducing Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) legislation.  Calling on over a decade of […]

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Could new plan offer fresh hope for sustainable Brazilian land use?

A new strategic plan sets out a ‘Green New Deal’ for Brazil based on the full implementation of the Forest Code as a vehicle for the country’s sustainable development. The Brazilian Forest Code (Law No. 12651 of 2012), which requires landowners to maintain a specific percentage of native vegetation, has been in existence in some […]

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