Julie Zaniewski is currently the North America Sustainability Director for Dow Packaging & Specialty Plastics (P&SP). In this role Julie is responsible for steering collaboration across the packaging industry to drive the circular economy of plastics and to improve waste management infrastructure systems in the region. Julie also works with key plastics trade associations to identify and monitor critical issues facing the industry and to ensure internal alignment to address those issues.
Before joining Dow, Julie spent 16 years at Unilever steering packaging design, technology, and sustainability programs for their global and North American business units. During her tenure, Julie developed several circular economy initiatives and served on various advisory boards in the sustainable packaging industry, including Sustainable Packaging Coalition, Association of Plastics Recyclers and Closed Loop Fund. She also has a passion for creating movement and impact through products that impact our everyday lives.
Julie holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Packaging from Michigan State University.