Emerging Leaders
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Love-Ese Chile, PhD

Founder & CEO, Regenerative Waste Labs

Are they or aren’t they? Claiming-to-be compostable plastic alternatives are exploding into use… but are they actually breaking down in compost? Before RWL, there were no labs in Canada dedicated to testing bioplastic disintegration in compost, leaving innovators in the lurch. Love-Ese has led her team in benchmarking the performance of over a dozen bioproducts—food packaging, textiles, menstrual products and more, becoming a leader in Canada’s circular bioeconomy when it comes to recovering organic waste as her team supports innovators in finding markets for agricultural residuals and other waste streams, helping transform and divert thousands of tons of “waste” from landfill. [102]