21 episodes

We're interviewing experts in the plastics industry to dig deep into the root causes of plastic pollution!

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We're interviewing experts in the plastics industry to dig deep into the root causes of plastic pollution!

    #21 Businesses and Plastic Pollution: A Long, Winding Path - Matt Prindiville | The Plastic Shift

    #21 Businesses and Plastic Pollution: A Long, Winding Path - Matt Prindiville | The Plastic Shift

    Matt Prindiville is the CEO and Chief Solutioneer at UPSTREAM Solutions, a nonprofit uniting many stakeholders together to support reuse systems and culture. Matt has decades of experience with working on issues from plastic waste, most recently working to show businesses the benefit of reusable containers.   

    To explore some other resources on the global plastic pollution issue please visit www.theplasticshift.com.   

    To learn more about UPSTREAM's work, you can visit their website (https://upstreamsolutions.org/) or listen to their fantastic podcast (https://theindisposablepodcast.simplecast.com/)

    • 35 min
    #20 Reducing Plastic Waste, Starting with Each Individual - Jay Sinha | The Plastic Shift

    #20 Reducing Plastic Waste, Starting with Each Individual - Jay Sinha | The Plastic Shift

    Jay Sinha is Cofounder and Co-owner of Life Without Plastic, a Canadian shopping platform for plastic-free products. Jay has decades of experience in scientific research, environmental policy, and entrepreneurship regarding plastics.   

    To explore some other resources on the global plastic pollution issue please visit www.theplasticshift.com.   

    To learn more about Life Without Plastic's work, you can visit their website (https://lifewithoutplastic.com/) or read their book (www.goodreads.com/en/book/show/33533744-life-without-plastic)

    • 28 min
    #19 Convenient Reuse: A New Frontier - Charlotte Maiden | The Plastic Shift

    #19 Convenient Reuse: A New Frontier - Charlotte Maiden | The Plastic Shift

    Charlotte Maiden is a Publicist at Terracycle Loop, a company creating a door-delivery reusable shopping platform. Their work is among the first to scale reusable packaging for large consumer brands and across multiple countries.   
    To explore some other resources on the global plastic pollution issue please visit www.theplasticshift.com.   
    To learn more about Loop's work, please visit their website (www.loopstore.com).

    • 22 min
    #18 Investor Solutions to Plastic Pollution - Kelly McBee | The Plastic Shift

    #18 Investor Solutions to Plastic Pollution - Kelly McBee | The Plastic Shift

    Kelly McBee is the Waste Program Coordinator at As You Sow, a nonprofit uniting financial shareholders of large public companies to achieve sustainability. As You Sow represents the voices of these shareholders when engaging large companies to make sustainable changes on issues like decreasing plastic waste.   

    To explore some other resources on the global plastic pollution issue please visit www.theplasticshift.com.   

    To learn more about As You Sow's work, you can visit their website (https://www.asyousow.org/) or read their report

    • 20 min
    # 17 Behind Plastic Policy - Pierre Failler | The Plastic Shift

    # 17 Behind Plastic Policy - Pierre Failler | The Plastic Shift

    Prof. Failler is the Director of the Centre for Blue Governance. He holds a PhD in Economics, an MSc in Economics of Marine Resources and a Master in Philosophy. He is coordinating complex research projects with multidisciplinary teams for more than 25 years in Europe, Africa, Asia, Caribbean and Pacific coastal countries (more than 40 to date) in collaboration with national research institutions and universities and a close link with policy bodies.

    • 26 min
    #16 Solving Microfibres: Sustainability in the Fashion Industry | The Knowledge Archives

    #16 Solving Microfibres: Sustainability in the Fashion Industry | The Knowledge Archives

    Laura Diaz Sanches is a Campaigner for Microplastics at the Plastic Soup Foundation in the Netherlands. Their work encourages solutions to several aspects of plastic pollution and Laura is responsible for their initiatives like promoting washing guidelines to prevent clothes from releasing as many microfibers.  

    To explore some other resources on the global plastic pollution issue please visit www.theplasticshift.com.   

    To learn more about the Plastic Soup Foundation's work, you can visit their website (https://www.plasticsoupfoundation.org)

    • 24 min

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