Andrew Almack’s entire career has been dedicated to creating a social impact through the recycling of plastic waste. In University, Andrew researched the economics of creating an eco-label to represent ethically sourced plastic. After graduating top of his concentrations from the Williams School of Business, Andrew went on to co-found three award winning social enterprises in the field of waste management.
His endeavours include creating a recycled product line from ocean plastic with Lush Cosmetics, setting up Plastic Bank exchange centres in the slums of Lima Peru and leading a team of engineers in the development of 3D printing recycling technology. Andrew is currently working full time with Plastics For Change to increase recycling rates and reducing plastic pollution in India by
using a mobile platform to provide urban waste pickers with fair market prices.
Andrew’s passion for reducing plastic pollution is matched only by his love for social entrepreneurship.
Plastic Pollution: Solutions, Alternatives and Innovation
August 23, 2016 from our The 2016 Global Dialogue On Waste, Video Panels Watch Creative Conservationist and NatGeo Explorer, Asher Jay discuss solutions and alternatives to plastic pollution with Florian Hoffman, the Founder of DO School and Andrew Almack, Founder of Plastics for Change. This panel is organized as part of the Oceans & Plastic Pollution theme curated by Dianna Cohen of Plastic Pollution Coalition (@plasticpollutes) under the 2016 Global Dialogue on Waste organized by be Waste Wise (@bewastewise)
Status of Oceans and Plastic Pollution
November 24, 2015 from our The 2015 Global Dialogue on Waste, Video Panels Watch Andrew Almack of Plastics for Change, Dianna Cohen of Plastic Pollution Coalition, Katherine O'Dea of Save Our Shorea and Marcus Eriksen of 5 Gyres Institute talk about opportunities for status of oceans and plastic pollution as part of the 2015 Global Dialogue on Waste