Ali Blandina, Director of Circular Ventures
For nearly a decade, Ali innovated, coordinated, and executed sustainable packaging and environmental impact management efforts for Keurig Dr Pepper, one of the nation’s leading beverage companies. Throughout her career, she has gained a particular love for cross-industry collaboration and harnessing the power of partnership in problem solving. At The Recycling Partnership, Ali brings her deep experience and passion for developing innovative strategies, building collaborative partnerships, and catalyzing change to her role as Director of Circular Ventures. Ali leads many initiatives including The Partnership’s Pathway to Circularity, which enables stakeholders to successfully understand circular packaging challenges, solutions, and actions – turning thought leadership into action leadership in building a circular economy. She also leads The Pathway’s Circularity Council and the Polypropylene Recycling Coalition.
Why I Care About Recycling and a Circular Economy
“We know that the world needs a circular economy now more than ever. Communities want to recycle, and companies want sustainable packaging solutions. No one can do this alone; Now is the time to come together and develop the future of packaging, recycling, and circularity, and I am excited to see so many partners join in this effort.”
Personal Passions and Interests
When she’s not pushing the industry towards a more circular economy, Ali and her husband can be found enjoying a day out on the water or cheering on the Fighting Irish football team.
- Author: “Taking on the system,” Resource Recycling
- Interview: “The Recycling Partnership forms Circularity Council,” Waste Today
- Presenter: “Keeping Materials in Motion,” Resource Recycling Conference
- Dual bachelor’s degrees in Chemistry and Chemical Engineering from the University of Notre Dame
Shoot Ali a note if you are interested in tackling some big issues, catalyzing system change, and collaborating for good at ablandina @ recyclingpartnership.org