NAEM Impact 19 - Sustainability From Aspiration to Operation Conference

Jason Pelz, Vice President, Circular Economy, Americas & South Asia, East Asia & Oceania; Tetra Pak


Jason Pelz, Vice President, Circular Economy, Americas & South Asia, East Asia & Oceania; Tetra Pak

Jason Pelz is Vice President of Circular Economy, Americas and South Asia, East Asia & Oceania. Pelz and his team work with a range of stakeholders across various geographies to help grow recycling and collection of post-consumer cartons. Pelz is responsible for executing Tetra Pak's Circular Economy strategy throughout the Americas, South Asia, East Asia and Oceania.


Pelz also serves as Vice President of Recycling Projects for Carton Council of North America, where he works with food and beverage brand owners, local municipalities and communities, and other third parties such as recyclers and paper mills to increase the availability of carton recycling in the U.S. and Canada.


Pelz joined Tetra Pak in 2012 from Waste Management, where he served as Director for Global Export Sales. In this role, Pelz directed the global export strategy for Waste Management's secondary fiber and waste plastics.


Prior to Waste Management, Pelz was Senior Account Manager for The Peltz Group, a privately-owned paper recycling company, which was acquired by Waste Management. He is an expert in the recycling and paper mill industry, including export markets such as China and Southeast Asia.


Pelz attended the University of California at Los Angeles and earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Spanish. He currently resides in Milwaukee, Wis., with his wife and four children. When not working to promote the environmental benefits of cartons, Pelz likes to ski, golf and travel.

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