We want to tackle recycling in a way that no other industry has attempted to in the past, and ultimately shift the recycling paradigm towards a more cost-effective, decentralized system that accepts a wide range of waste types at all levels of contamination.
Our unique ability to understand and recognize the needs of both plastic consumers and producers enables us to be the difference between a world that’s victimized by plastic, and a world that synergizes with it.
Co-Chief Executive Officer
Will is a recent graduate of UC Irvine’s Environmental Engineering program, Recipient of the Brower Youth Award for Environmental Leadership, Eagle Scout, and a co-founder of Closed Loop Plastics. He knows that designing our sustainable future requires the integration of new technology, policy, activism and education. To achieve this goal he believes we need to foster a spirit of cooperation and innovation across all disciplines.
Co-Chief Executive Officer
Aldrin recently graduated from UC Irvine with a B.S. degree in environmental engineering and is a co-founder of Closed Loop Plastics. Aldrin is a steward of the ocean and envisions a world with less waste ever since his days of volunteering at the Aquarium of the Pacific and actively participating in beach clean ups. With over 3 years of experience and 1000+ hours of 3D printing experience, Aldrinʼs comprehensive knowledge in both areas of environmentalism and engineering bring many ideas to Closed Loop Plastics.
Chief Technology Officer
Sharon is an alumna from the University of California, Irvine with a B.S. degree in Computer Engineering. She seeks to utilize technology to provide the rest of society with more convenient and sustainable tools as well as to satisfy and nurture human curiosity and innovation.
OUR KEY SUPPORTERS
We are so grateful to have the privilege of working with MatterHackers, one of the largest retail operations in the 3D printing space! Since our inception, we’ve been able to work closely with the wonderful people at MatterHackers through mentorship, marketing, and sales. At every turn, they’ve offered us their support whether it’s collecting cups for our feedstock, hosting awesome meetups that have enabled us to broaden our network, or sharing and celebrating our progress! The people at MatterHackers are key thought leaders in the 3D printing space and are determined to help every maker explore their craft. Fun fact: they also serve good tacos.
WASTE CONNECTIONS: Cold Canyon Landfill
When CLP first began, we knew we wanted to help clean up our plastic waste problem. But where were we going to get all our plastic from? We knew the waste was definitely out there, but not in a concentrated form. At a business competition for college students that we attended in Fort Worth, Texas, we met the CEO of Waste Connections, Ron, who was intrigued by our business and wanted to help. By connecting us with a Waste Connections facility in San Luis Obispo, we were then able to source thousands of pounds of sorted single-use party cups directly to our new facility in Long Beach.
Series one Consulting
After joining and being more involved in the Plastics Industry Association, we met Mark Richardson from Series One Consulting. Mark is a long-time plastics engineer, educator, and photographer. With all his years of experience in plastic manufacturing, recycling, and the plastics industry as a whole, Mark has proven pivotal to our progress as we hone our processes to create the best products we can.