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Advancing science to help nature deal with plastic pollution


London, England, Europe
Year Founded
Organization Type
Stage of Development
Scale Up TRL 8
Value Chain Impact
Materials, Product / Package
Plastics, Packaging


Key Contacts

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Niall Dunne


Niall joined Polymateria as Chief Executive Officer in January 2018 to tackle the global crisis of plastic waste and lead the company on its mission of advancing science to help nature deal with plastic pollution.

Upon his appointment Niall announced an ambition to “redesign the rules of an entire industry” and create the Tesla of plastics.

Niall is also on the Sustainability Board of UK Research and Innovation (UKRI)

since June 2019. UKRI brings together the seven Research Councils within the UK, & has a combined budget of more than £7 billion, funding pioneering research and innovation across the planet.

A World Economic Forum Young Global Leader, Niall has worked on WEF’s Global Agenda Councils on Sustainable Consumption and Climate Change where he has launched and led initiatives such as Collectively.org and 100percentsport.org. These initiatives have unified some of the largest businesses and NGOs in the world behind systems level transformations seeking to tackle some of the biggest issues we are facing.

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Jack Sief

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