Paulo is currently working as a senior collaborator in the waste area (Zero Waste Cities project), as well as in agriculture, forest and nature conservation. He is also a member of the Board of ZERO - Associação Sistema Terrestre Sustentável, having in the past conceived and coordinated several projects related to nature conservation and urban waste, including projects with the support of the European Union LIFE program and EEA Grants. Between 1997 and 2012, Paulo worked on graphic design and implemented an ecotourism project related to dinosaur footprints in the Sierra de Aire (near Fátima). He holds a degree in Documentary Cinema from the Instituto Politécnico de Tomar and has been an environmental activist for over 30 years, having also participated in many environmental training courses over the years.
Certified Zero Waste Ambassador
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Certified Zero Waste Trainer
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Zero Waste Mentor
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Zero Waste Auditor
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Municipalities/Territories worked with before:
Fields of Expertise
Reuse & repair initiatives
Prevention of food waste / knowledge of food systems
Single-use plastics prevention
Extended Producer Responsibility schemes
The recycling process for key waste streams (paper, plastics, metals)
Organics management and composting
Separate collection of recyclables and residual waste
Economic incentives for waste reduction (e.g. PAYT)
Engaging the community in zero waste initiatives
Residual waste disposal methods
Key waste & circular economy related EU legislation
Fields of Expertise
Delivering / facilitating short-term workshops (1h-1 day)
Delivering / facilitating long workshops (+1 day)
Public speaking / oral communications
Advocacy & lobbying
Consulting municipalities and/or businesses
Project-based monitoring & evaluation
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