After saying farewell to Sandy last September, Plastics NZ was on the hunt for a new Circular Economy Manager. 2023 marks the third year of our three-year programme funded by the MfE’s Waste Minimisation Fund, and there is still plenty of mahi to be done towards building a circular economy for plastics in Aotearoa New Zealand.

Katy Constance joined the team in January ready to tackle this work.

Katy has a background in Education with experience teaching Social Sciences and leading professional development in schools. Along with a passion for sustainability, she brings strong facilitation and coaching skills which she will utilise in leading Circular Connect and the Circular Solutions for Plastics working groups. As a scuba diver, hiker, and bike-packer, Katy has a strong connection to our whenua; she recognises the importance of using plastics the right way to protect and preserve the environment.
“I’m extremely grateful for the opportunity to be part of this important work. I am fascinated by plastics - they have the potential to do so much good, and so much harm. Understanding plastics and shifting our attitudes and practices to use them in the right way will help to ensure the former. The work that Sandy has done towards this goal is impressive and I am excited to further build on this.”