The people who make a difference

There are 26 million tons of polystyrene produced every year – most of it is ending up in landfills or the ocean. Joining a growing circular plastics economy in Montreal, Polystyvert has developed the shortest loop for a circular economy to recycle polystyrene, producing virgin-like polystyrene while reducing GHG emissions by 80%. This women-led company has developed a portfolio of patents for a recycling process that works by dissolution and subsequent purification. This is a system for recycling styrenic polymers where 95% of the polystyrene contained in the input material is recovered back to “virgin” grade polystyrene.

The Clean50 Individual awards are selected from 16 diverse categories that transcend industries, academia, different levels of government, thought leaders and advocates, and are based on accomplishments delivered over the prior two years.

Clean50
2022

Mike Crawley

Northland Power Inc.
Traditional Energy & Generation
Clean50
2022

Sean Drygas

Colliers International
Renewable Energy
Clean50
2022

Matt Harper

Invinity Energy Systems
Clean Technology
Clean50
2022

Mollie Johnson

Government of Canada, Natural Resources
Public Sector