PureCycle Technologies LLC, headquartered in Orlando, Florida, has announced that Tamsin Ettefagh has joined the polypropylene (PP) recycling company as vice president of industry relations.
PureCycle Technologies holds a global license to commercialize a patented solvent-based purification recycling technology for restoring end-of-life PP into virgin-like resin. The proprietary process removes color, odor and other contaminants from recycled feedstock, resulting in what the company says is a “virgin-like” PP.
Ettefagh has more than 32 years of experience in recycling, including implementing a recycling collection program, running recycling operations, purchasing raw materials and selling recycled resins. Previous to joining PureCycle, she worked as a consultant in an independent capacity as well as for major consulting firms in the plastics recycling space, focusing on strategy and implementation to advancements in process, primarily in polyolefins. Ettefagh has consulted for agencies, banks and potential plastic manufacturers on market conditions, types of supply and how to evolve and diversify markets for recycled resins.
An avid public speaker at conferences, symposiums and in webinars for the past 25 years, she also has served on several boards, including the Sustainable Packaging Coalition from 2019 to 2020.
She holds a Bachelor of Science in communications from Texas A&M University.