KINGSBURY, TONY

Kingsbury (002)

Traditional and Bio-based Plastics, Sustainable Packaging, Circularity, Decarbonization, Sustainable Chemistry, Waste Management & Recycling

Tony has three decades of sustainability expertise in a variety of roles and is a recognized expert in the circular economy, ocean plastics, green chemistry, value chain sustainability, public policy, life cycle thinking, and corporate and product sustainability. He has worked with Fortune 500 companies around the globe in supply chains, ranging from packaging to consumer electronics, and from apparel to toys.

Tony formerly served as Dow’s Director of Sustainability and Advocacy for Packaging & Specialty Plastics (P&SP) in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa, where he was responsible for developing and implementing the business sustainability strategy to stop plastic from entering the environment. He previously served as VP of Sustainability for Cardno ChemRisk, helping multinational firms develop proactive sustainability programs regarding the purchase and manufacture of chemicals and the presence of these chemicals in the end product.  Tony served as an Executive in Residence and Professional Faculty member at the University of California, Berkeley, where he led the multidisciplinary sustainability center and taught a variety of graduate-level courses on sustainability, and since 2012 has been consulting in sustainable plastics, packaging, and chemicals.

His recent work includes the development of a biobased plastics strategy including sourcing biobased feedstocks, the development of a system to compare the sustainability of a company’s products, over their life cycle (from raw materials to end-of-life), and comparison of profitability over the business cycle, creation of a circularity action plan for a company’s plastics business that included both mechanical and chemical recycling, and development of a comprehensive sustainable chemistry plan including economic analysis and goals to track performance.  Contact Tony