The Road to Circularity

June 7, 2021

What is sustainability, what is circularity, and how do they impact your daily life?

On this episode of Sustainably Speaking, host Joshua Baca of America’s Plastic Makers®, NOVA Chemicals Director of Sustainability Sarah Marshall, and McKinsey Partner Jeremy Wallach discuss the importance of reducing plastic waste by creating and maintaining a circular economy for plastics. Listen in as they dive into what it means to create a system where no plastic materials are wasted and how America’s Plastic Makers are making it possible through our Guiding Principles and Roadmap to Reuse.

 

On this Episode

Jeremy Wallach

Jeremy is a Partner in McKinsey’s Boston office. He advises clients in the chemicals, materials and industrial sectors on topics linked to strategy, growth, M&A and sustainability. He leads the firm’s work on plastic recycling in North America, including helping clients build businesses and evaluate opportunities in sustainable polymers. He is also a leader in the firm’s chemicals practice. He holds degrees in mechanical engineering, materials science and business administration from MIT and Princeton.

Sarah Marshall

Sarah is the Director of Sustainability at NOVA Chemicals and is responsible for leading cross-functional efforts to achieve the company’s long-term vision for Sustainability. She is a strong advocate for a plastics circular economy, working with supply chain partners, customers, government officials, industry associations and others to help create innovative solutions for plastics recycling and recovery.

Marshall joined NOVA Chemicals in 1997 as Technical Service Specialist, and since then has served the company in a variety of leadership roles within the technology organization. She brings more than 20 years of research and development experience within the petrochemicals industry, previously leading teams of scientists, engineers and technologists at NOVA Chemicals’ Centre for Applied Research and Centre for Performance Applications.

Marshall earned her Bachelor of Engineering degree at McGill University, Montreal, in 1997. She is a member of the Board of Directors, and former Chair, of the Canadian Plastics Industry Association. She actively participates in community life with her family in Calgary, Alberta.