The Team


Systemic Initiatives

Sonja Wegge

Sonja Wegge

Project Manager, New Plastics Economy

Role at the Foundation

Sonja is a Project Manager for the New Plastics Economy Initiative, an ambitious three-year initiative to rethink and redesign the plastics system based on circular economy principles. The Initiative brings together key stakeholders from across the plastics value chain to change the way we produce, use and reuse plastics, starting with plastics packaging.


Having a background in Packaging Engineering, Sonja gained several years of hands-on industry experience between 2010 and 2015. In 2015, she embarked on a solo backpacking journey, taking her to countries like Ecuador, Colombia, Russia, Mongolia, and China, before she finally found a new home on the Isle of Wight in 2017.