With more than a decade of experience with plastics, recycling, and materials management, Emily brings her skills of stakeholder engagement, industry expertise, and passion for reducing climate change to the U.S. Plastics Pact. The U.S. Plastics Pact is an ambitious initiative led by The Recycling Partnership and World Wildlife Fund (WWF) to unify diverse public-private stakeholders across the plastics value chain to rethink the way we design, use, and reuse plastics, to create a path toward a circular economy for plastic in the United States. Through previous work with the research and consulting company MORE Recycling and the Plastics Division of the American Chemistry Council, Emily built incredible knowledge and value chain connections that support her work today as Executive Director of the U.S. Plastics Pact.
Why I Care About the Circular Economy
“As a mom, and a sustainability professional, I constantly battle with myself over convenience and responsible material and resource use. I think often about how we might reframe or modify how we measure prosperity, to be less focused on production and consumption, and more focused on value creation. As a parent I worry about my little ones’ futures and view the realization of a circular economy as a critical step to preserving our environment.”
Personal Passions and Interests
When not thinking about the U.S. Plastics Pact, Emily and her family can be found chasing little ones on the Charleston, South Carolina, beaches.
Join the U.S. Plastics Pact as it builds the circular economy for plastics packaging by contacting Emily at etipaldo @ usplasticspact.org