Tiana Lightfoot Svendsen, Director, Film & Flexible Recycling Advancement


For more than a decade, Tiana created and managed recycling programs and environmental outreach campaigns for academic, medical, and governmentorganizations. Throughout her career she has propelled cross-functional teams to reach their goals and balance the triple bottom line. Tiana brings her boundlesspassion for sustainability and a multifaceted approach to communication to leading The Recycling Partnership’s Film & Flexibles Recycling Coalition.

Why I Care About Recycling and a Circular Economy
“There is no Planet B. At least not one with pizza and chocolate. I am honored to work with diverse stakeholders and partners to find solutions which improverecycling and lengthen and close the loop on materials to ensure a healthy and prosperous future for generations to come.”

Personal Passions and Interests Outside of Work
When she is not helping advance a circular economy for plastics, Tiana and her family can be found on litter clean-up walks around the lake or having impromptudance parties in their living room.


  • B.A. & M.A. from Southern Methodist University
  • LEED AP: BD+C & O+M
  • Certified Practitioner of Zero Waste Practices and Principles