Ep 29 – Understanding Plastics Waste Management with Dr. Sameer Joshi

Sameer Joshi holds a degree in Polymer engineering in along with holding a PhD on Waste Management. He has been working in plastics, waste management and been supporting young Entrepreneurs who are dedicated to reduce Plastic pollution.

He is Fellow of Indian Plastics Institute and of Indian Institute of Valuers, Member Institution of Engineers India, and Senior Member Society of Plastic Engineers USA

He holds expertise in Circular Economy, Recycling, EPR & Plastics, and has his own Plastic injection molding unit in Pune

He is an approved Valuer for Plant and Machinery and Hon. Treasurer Governing Council of Indian Plastics Institute, and Head Plastics Committee Material Recycling Association of India

Along with multiple feats, he also holds a Guinness World Book Record Holder for the world’s largest T shirt from plastic waste in 2018.

Other associations-
Member Advisory Committee CIPET-
Dept of Chemicals and Petrochemicals, Government of India
Member CSR Committee Assocham India
Member Industry academia Committee Amity University
Mentor International Council on Circular Economy
Signatory to Global Commitment to End plastic waste (Ellen Mac Arthur Foundation)
Member Global Partnership Marine Litter (UNEP)
Member Prevent Waste Alliance (Germany)
Global Advisor MSMECCII (India)

He has been a guide to students for their Masters and Ph.D. degree.

He has been on several committees of national and state level for plastic waste management. He has several publications and holds a patent, has been a speaker/ moderator at national and international conferences, besides being recipient of awards at state and national level.

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Dr Rangaprasad
Dr R Rangaprasad

Dr.R.Rangaprasad is a polymer & packaging professional with over 25 years experience. He has served as Consultant at Indian Institute of Packaging Mumbai & as Director at SIES School of Packaging / Packaging Technology Centre. Between 1995 & 2007, He was associated with Product Application & Research Center of Reliance Industries Limited (RIL). He has also conducted training & knowledge workshops at leading FMCG companies in the area of design of polyolefin materials for packaging sector.

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