"My name is Marina and I have a neurological disorder that makes it difficult for me to find employment despite holding a degree in English Literature.
My disorder affects the left side of my body and has given me some minor learning disorders which make me do many things at a slower than average pace. I also need a lot of rest. Collecting refundable cans and bottles is flexible work that allows me to respect my brain and body's limits; I often use a shopping cart as a walker or cane replacement."
2015 - 2018
Creation of the Coop Les Valoriste
- The provincial government decides to consider the abolition of the beverage container deposit system in the action plan of the Quebec's Policy plan for waste management
2005 - 2011
PROJET CONSIGNE — Similar to what is done in Vancouver and Brazil, but on a smaller scale, Projet Consigne was created in 2004 by Marina (valoriste) and Marica (project manager) eco-quartier Peter-McGill .
The project offers free collection points for refundable containers within businesses of downtown Montreal.
Established in 2005, without advertising nor grant, the pilot project was developed with the help of a person having difficulty entering the labor market, in order to test the possibility of implementing a larger collection system to Downtown Montreal. 
After 6 years there are nearly 110,000 containers were recovered by foot by Marina!