Joe Jankowski

Total Corbion PLA

I’m an ambitious, results-oriented leader with a proven track record in account and marketing management across a global footprint. Most recently I led Braskem’s green PE commercial efforts in North America from 2015 to 2019. I have a passion for both bioplastics and packaging. I have led many value chain coalitions in order to launch new innovative projects enabling Brands to move further along in their sustainable packaging journeys. I had the pleasure of serving on the SPC Executive Committee for 2018 to 2019 as well as serving as the Chairman of Plastics Industry Association bioplastics division for 2017.
Spanish fluency

Why do you want to serve on the SPC Executive Committee?

I want to continue to contribute lead and create the change needed in the plastics and packaging space. With my experience in both green PE and PLA I want to be able to lend a hand in leading, guiding, and/or contributing from a pragmatic perceptive to the industry’s handling of our new circular economy projects. I’d like to bring Total-Corbion closer to the SPC because I believe we have a great deal to contribute. Total Corbion PLA is a global technology leader in Poly Lactic Acid (PLA) and lactide monomers. PLA is a biobased and biodegradable polymer made from annually renewable resources, offering a reduced carbon footprint versus many traditional plastics.

I believe there is still much work to be done when it comes to providing solutions to society. I believe that How2Recycle is great and it’s a successful project that only scratches the surface of what SPC can really do. I believe we can still do more collaborating so as to amplify SPC’s efforts, initiatives and know-how.