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Sander Defruyt

Sander Defruyt

Lead, New Plastics Economy

Role at the Foundation

Within the New Plastics Economy Initiative, Sander is leading the work on the Global Plastics Protocol and is responsible for the Pioneer Projects. Before that he was part of the core team writing the two New Plastics Economy reports.


Before joining the Foundation, Sander worked as a management consultant at McKinsey & Company for three and a half years. During his period at McKinsey's centre for Business and Environment he was part of the core team publishing the report, 'Growth Within: a circular economy vision for a competitive Europe'. Sander has background in mechanical engineering.