Circular Action, a BVRio company
BVRio's waste recovery milestones
Our specialism: dealing with local complexity
We focus on
uncollected municipal waste
In Brazil, Vietnam, Indonesia and India approximately half of municipal solid waste (MSW) is collected. 10% of MSW is recycled, at best. 40% is landfilled or incinerated. The remaining uncollected 50% leaks into the environment or is burned in the open air. Our strength lies in shifting these waste streams from rivers, burning and landfills towards recycling.
With thousands of informal sector waste specialists
With over one million waste pickers active in each country, Brazil, India and Indonesia manage to collect around 10% of recyclable materials. Our solution lies in better collaboration with the informal sector rather than competing with them. Increasing their incomes, efficiency, safety standards and quality. We have developed systems to monitor and increase pay to the informal sector.