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Welcome: Abby Duffield

July 19, 2019

GreenBlue is pleased to announce that Abby Duffield has joined the team as a Project Manager with the Sustainable Packaging Coalition, focused on How2Recycle. Abby has a degree in Cultural Anthropology from Towson University and previously worked in logistics, international shipping and e-commerce.

 

What inspired you to work in the sustainability field? 

I’ve always had a passion for sustainability and environmentalism – I worked on Food Desert research and food sustainability in college, which is where I caught the bug. After working in an industry to import products to the US for an e-commerce end market, I started to wonder what happens at the end of that supply chain after the shipment delivery. Seeing the waste and end life of products galvanized me to make a shift and see if I could refocus my daily work elsewhere to make a change!

What do you hope to achieve with How2Recycle? 

Help this amazing program grow and move however I can! I feel I have several skills and tools that I can bring to the program, but right now I’m listening and learning and gelling with this team of awesome individuals while I get started.

What do you like to do in your spare time? 

I’m a roller derby referee in my free time. I’m affiliated with the Charlottesville Derby Dames and travel all over to officiate. I like cooking, playing board games, and gardening in my free time.

Happiness is…

A hot cup of tea on a cold day with a cookie and a good book. Or a sunny day out and about. Happiness can be found everywhere!