We're on a mission to change the social and environmental impact of plastic. Join us

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Fight Climate Change

Our program is designed to make it profitable for companies to transition away from virgin plastic and start sourcing recycled. Every one ton of virgin plastic that is offset by recycled plastic saves approximately two-three tons of Co2. 

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Create Livelihoods

1% of the urban population in developing countries relies on recycling as their primary household income. Life at the base of the recycling supply chain is  tough. Our ethical sourcing platform can help break the poverty cycle and create lasting change. 

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Reduce Plastic POLLUTION

 More than 3 billion people don’t have their waste collected or disposed of safely. We need to accelerate the development of recycling infrastructure by creating markets for the waste. 

Plastics for Change Integrity

Integrity

Demonstrating integrity throughout the supply chain is key to building partnerships based upon trust.

Transparency

Our deal process and mobile technology builds transparency and accountability into the supply chain to reward socially responsible behaviour 

Sustainability

Our program helps companies integrate the UN's Sustainable Development Goals into a profitable supply chain strategy.


Andrew Almack

Andrew Almack

Founder / CEO

andrew@plasticsforchange.org

Andrew specializes in helping brands make a profitable transition towards to use of recycled plastic in product lines. Andrew is passionate about supporting sustainable livelihoods and reducing plastic pollution. Andrew has co-founded three award winning social enterprises in the field of waste management. He has worked in slums of South America, India and Indonesia to strengthen the informal recycling economy


Tammy singh

Chief Operating Officer (COO)

Tammy joined Plastics For Change to make a deliberate and intentional impact in the world. Her expertise is in driving day-to-day business, people and operations. With 14 years experience in the tech sector, Tammy has led large-scale enterprise and SAAS projects, managed teams internationally and impacted high value change on organizations. Tammy received her Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering and Society from McMaster University.


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Rishi SHER singh

Director of Business Development 

Rishi has been specializing in supply chains and manufacturing for 17 years. Before joining Plastics for Change, Rishi served as the Supply Chain Manager at Hewlett Packard where he led R&D and manufacturing of plastics parts. Rishi is also an expert on human rights and helped implement the UN Global Compact Principles. Rishi’s passion is to design and implement innovative solutions for businesses which create positive impacts on people, planet and profits. Rishi holds a degree in Mechanical Engineering, MBA in International Business from University of Birmingham (UK) and project management certification from Deloitte.


SANJAY GUPTA

CHIEF IMPACT OFFICER

Sanjay has more than 14 years of experience working to develop waste management and recycling programs in developing and transitional countries. During his career he has trained more than 100 municipal bodies on models in sanitation services, with more than 6000 new job created through his work. His focus is on integrated solid waste management, informal recycling, institutional reform and capacity development of local communities. 

Sanjay has had several international research publication, the most recent being Millennium Development Goals and Solid Waste Management, Status of Solid Waste in World Cities by UN Habitat, Informal Sector and Waste and Private Sector Participation in Urban Services by IFC and Pro-Parco, France.


Akash Shetti

Development Coordinator 

Akash has 5 years of work experience in waste management sector. After completing Msc in Environmental Science from Bangalore University he has worked on Tetra Pak cartons recycling, e-Waste and solid waste management by developing a network of waste pickers, scrap dealers, SME’s etc.. to channelize the waste from informal sector towards formal recycling facility. Also he has managed a solid waste management project designed for transport hubs in 8 cities of India through establishing proper waste management system along with greening activities andawareness activities on health and sanitation to improve overall environmental sustainability and working conditions in respective transport hubs.


Harish - Circular Economy expert

Harish Kumar

Supply Chain COORDINATOR 

For the past three years, Harish has committed himself to the solid waste management sector in Bangalore. He began his career surveying scrap dealers and wholesalers in the Bangalore informal sector, working with Hasiru Dala.  He has been involved in training and supporting waste pickers and Dry Waste Collection Centers to improve their processes, coordinating with BBMP officials to present issues faced by waste pickers in Karnataka, and managing a PET bottle collection between waste pickers and aggregators to send for recycling. Harish obtained his Masters of Social Work in Human Resource Management from Bangalore University. 


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Nirat Segal

OPERATIONS Manager  

Nirat is very passionate about creating impact and empowering the economically disadvantaged. She has experience in Financial Literacy & Inclusion, Livelihood Development, Education, and Social Support. She has worked closely with the Urban Poor, primarily migrant workers, in Bangalore. Her expertise is in managing day-to-day operations, cross-functional collaboration and building partnerships with various stakeholders. She has done her Bachelors in Arts - Economics ( Hons.) from Christ University Bangalore in 2013.

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Our Partners

Plastics For Change™ is made possible through the support of our partners and collaborators.

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Podio

Podio is built to work like you. Pick your apps - from simple project management, to handling sales leads, to tracking job candidates. You’ll find hundreds more for any business process in the free Podio App Market. Organize your apps in unlimited workspaces. Add your team and even clients or contractors to get the job done together.

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Hasiru Dala

Hasiru Dala is a membership based non-profit organization of waste pickers and other informal waste workers. Hasiru Dala strives to integrate marginalized informal waste workers including waste pickers in the solid waste management framework by utilizing their expertise in the domain.

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S3IDF

S3IDF is an international nonprofit organization that builds inclusive market systems to benefit poor and underserved communities. S3IDF supports partners’ work globally while focusing our own projects and programs in Asia.