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João Letras Director - Waste Management at Sociedade Ponto Verde, Portugal

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João heads the Department of Waste Management at Sociedade Ponto Verde (SPV), since 2005. The waste management department bridges the Portuguese operations of collection, sorting and preparation for recycling with recycling itself. SPV is the leading Packaging Recovery Organization in Portugal, currently with a market share of 87%. 

He holds a BSc in Biological Resources Engineering from the University of Maryland, a MSc in Engineering and Management of Technology from the Technical University of Lisbon and a post-graduate degree in Management from Nova School of Business and Economics of Lisbon.

João started his career in 1997 in Portucel Industrial in Setúbal (today, The Navigator Company, producer of pulp and paper). Between Portucel and SPV, he worked for 7 years in the plastics industry as an operations manager (Plastval S.A.).

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