SCIENTIFIC COMMITTEE

The scientific committee of the Plastic Footprint Network will:

  • Address methodological choices and proposes them for validation by the Strategic Committee

  • Support the editing of the methodology updates

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Julien Boucher is a sustainability entrepreneur and expert with over 15 years of experience in sustainability consulting, research and eco-design. He recently played a pivotal role in the development of plastic footprint methodologies and modelling of both micro- and macro- plastic pollution. He is a co-founder of Quantis in 2006, EA Environmental Action in 2012, an PLASTEAX in 2021. Julien is lead author of > 20 publications and scientific reports and conducted consultancy projects for over 200 clients. Julien sits in the board of REFFNET, ENEC & ASL.

Julien Boucher

Founder

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After more than 10 years in Life Cycle Impact Assessment, Anne-Marie Boulay has become an expert on water footprint, providing water footprint training for UNEP and ISO in developing countries around the world and she is the Canadian chair of ISO sub-committee on Life Cycle Assessment. Assistant Professor in Chemical Engineering at Polytechnique Montreal and CIRAIG, she is also chairing the WULCA working group on water use in LCA of UN Environment, the LEAP working group of FAO on water footprint and the MARILCA working group (UN Environment and FSLCI) on marine impacts, specifically plastic litter, in LCA.

Anne-Marie Boulay

Professor

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Dominic Charles is Director, Transparency & Finance, at Minderoo Foundation’s No Plastic Waste initiative. He leads the Foundation’s work to close critical gaps in data and information across the plastics supply chain and is lead author of The Plastic Waste Makers Index. Mr Charles also leads Minderoo’s strategic investments that align with No Plastic Waste’s twin goals of ending plastic pollution and accelerating the transition to a circular economy for plastics.

Dominic Charles

Director, Transparency & Finance

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Anna works as senior sustainability at Quantis since 2010. Her goal as a consultant is to foster the understanding of environmental impacts and leverage the power of business to restore and enhance biodiversity, natural resources and ecosystems. Anna was the key technical lead on the Plastic Leakage Project guidelines, co-developed the Guidelines for Corporate Plastic Stewardship in collaboration with the 3Ri initiative, EA and South Pole and currently works with small to large size companies to analyse their plastic footprint and build a sustainability strategy encompassing plastic metrics.

Anna Kounina

Senior Sustainability Consultant

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An environmental engineer by training, as a consultant at South Pole, Mariana has become an expert at bridging plastic waste data with climate change impacts to design sustainable packaging strategies for clients. Previous to South Pole, Mariana worked across Mexico setting up waste management strategies for organizations. Mariana holds a Bachelors in Environmental Engineering from the University of Anahuac, Mexico and a Masters of Science in Corporate Environmental Management from the University of Surrey, UK.

Mariana Revilla

Consultant

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With over a decade of experience in plastic pollution management, Irene has worked across sectors and geographies. Her work as founder of Life Out Of Plastic (L.O.O.P). led to the adoption of the single-use plastics ban by the Peruvian congress in 2018. Until joining South Pole in January 2021 to expand the Circular Economy team, Irene managed a pan-European portfolio of plastic waste prevention projects at Climate-KIC. Irene holds a BSc in Environmental Sciences from McGill University and an MEM from Duke University.

Irene Hofmeijer

Practice Lead Circular Economy

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Shajeeshan Lingeswaran is Manager, Mathematical Modelling & Data Science, at Systemiq. In the past year, he has led various analytical pieces at Systemiq, in particular, he took the lead role in developing the NAM tool in partnership with the Global Plastic Action Partnership (GPAP) to support countries in establishing their roadmaps. Currently Shajeeshan is leading the global launch of the decision support tool, Plastic IQ (PIQ), to allow companies in the CPG/FMCG sector to assess and analyse a full range of solutions to calculate how their company’s plastic packaging strategy affects their plastic and carbon impact.

Shajeeshan Lingeswaran

Associate

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Daniel Håbesland is a Senior Program Officer on the Plastic & Material Science team at WWF. He leads the team’s work on measurement and reporting and manages the ReSource Footprint Tracker, the framework through which organizations in ReSource: Plastic, the U.S. Plastics Pact, and the Canada Plastics Pact report on and track progress against their plastic commitments. Using the data collected through the ReSource Footprint Tracker, Daniel advises companies on their sustainable packaging strategies and identifies key trends, challenges, and opportunities for collective action. He also works closely with other leading organizations in the corporate plastic disclosure space to drive for harmonization of definitions, metrics, and methodologies.

Daniel Håbesland

Senior Program Officer