Andrea Lopes

CIRCO trainer Brazil

Graduated in Industrial Chemistry from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Specialist in Environmental Chemistry from the State University of Rio de Janeiro and studied Energy and Environmental Planning at Coppe/UFRJ and facilitator of green chemistry from the University of Yale. With 17 years of experience in the environmental area, Andrea joined the Federation of Industries of Rio de Janeiro in December 2008, where she currently works as an Environmental Specialist on the Sustainability Management team, working with the following agendas: climate change, environmental management and environmental licensing in the industry.

ā€œI am very excited to be CIRCO-trainer, as I can contribute to the dissemination of the circular economy and its application in the business strategy of companies in Rio de Janeiro. We have a great challenge in translating the concept of circular economy simply and clearly, demonstrating that circular economy is not just recycling and exemplifying several cases.ā€

ā€œShell, a member of a CIRCO Track in 2019, has an initiative called Shell Eco-marathon in which students across the country are challenged to design, build and drive vehicles that run the longest distance with the least amount of fuel. A race focused on energy efficiency. This year they entered an award category considering the demonstration of the Circular Economy concept in the conception, design, production, operation and disassembly of the vehicle. I participated in the evaluation board, it was an enriching experience.ā€

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