Marcel ArsandSustainability Manager – UK and Nordics at Ball Beverage Packaging Europe
With more than ten years experience in the waste management and food and drink sectors, both in the UK and abroad, Marcel has worked with organisations as diverse as Recoup, WRAP, DS Smith and now Ball Corporation.
During that time he has developed an extensive knowledge of packaging and recycling, and has taken part in groundbreaking research on methods of separating plastic packaging for recycling, as well as on new technologies that can increase the shelf-life of food products and therefore reduce food waste.
He has studied ways of developing new end-markets for recycled material and has developed online tools that encourage the design and manufacture of plastic packaging that is compatible with existing recycling infrastructures. He has also been involved in delivering sustainability strategies for both the London 2012 and Rio 2016 Olympic Games.
Marcel has a background as a bioscientist, with two MScs - in integrated waste management and anaerobic digestion treatment - from Cranfield University in the UK. He is also a chartered member of the Institute of Waste Managers and the Chairman of the Can Makers Committee in the UK.