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Thais Vojvodic

Director of Government and Business Partnerships

Thais is our Director of Government and Business Partnerships. She focuses on expanding partnerships with Governments from countries that are being massively impacted by the plastic pollution crisis - especially Small Island Developing States (SIDS) - and working together with them to define a plan to stop plastic pollution, alongside exploring partnerships in the private sector to accelerate the transition to a circular economy.

Thais is based in London but originally from Brazil. She holds a Master’s degree in Human Rights, and has focused her career on trying to make a positive impact. Highlights of her career include:

  • Developing and implementing a large-scale project to support waste pickers associations in Brazil, working for the Coca-Cola Foundation.
  • Responsible for the circular economy strategy at the Coca-Cola Company in Brazil, working on the expansion of returnable bottles in the region.
  • Working with the Ellen MacArthur Foundation, responsible for the Plastics Pact Network and part of the Business Coalition for a Global Plastics Treaty team.

She joined Common Seas as she wants to tackle plastic pollution, as this is one of the three big environmental crises the world faces simultaneously. What gives her hope is the fact that there is momentum to implement systemic solutions, especially with a global plastics treaty being negotiated. She has a personal connection to the ocean as has always been obsessed with marine animals and was previously a long-distance open water swimmer.

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