With more than ten years’ experience in the waste management and food and drink sectors, both in the UK and abroad, Marcel has worked with organisations as diverse as Recoup, WRAP, DS Smith and now he is Chairman of the Can Makers, the UK industry trade body representing drinks can manufacturers, alongside his current sustainability role at Ball Corporation.
During that time, he has developed an extensive knowledge of packaging and recycling and has taken part in ground-breaking research on methods of identifying and separating plastic packaging for recycling, as well as new technologies that can increase the shelf-life of food products and therefore reduce food waste.
He has studied ways of developing new end-markets for recycled material and has developed online tools that encourage the design and manufacture of plastic packaging that is compatible with existing recycling infrastructures. He has also been involved in delivering sustainability strategies for both the London 2012 and Rio 2016 Olympic Games.
Marcel has a background as a bio scientist, with two MScs in integrated waste management and anaerobic digestion treatment from Cranfield University in the UK. He is also a chartered member of the Institute of Waste Managers.