GreenDot is a full-circle EPR management and recycling solutions provider in the U.S. Together with brand and retail partners, we are driving measurable advancement in the circular economy for plastics.
We connect the dots between every step in a closed loop system: EPR programs; packaging waste collection, sorting and recycling; and providing high-quality recycled content to be made into new packaging. Our hands-on, verifiable solutions accelerate plastics circularity, even for materials that have been practically impossible to keep in the loop. Our approach is founded on 30+ years of experience, a passion for measurable change, and problem-solving to meet unique community needs.
We understand there is no “one-size-fits-all” solution. That’s why we work with the entire plastics value chain to design and manage EPR programs that benefit everyone involved — both companies and communities.
Our comprehensive approach has helped drive Germany’s plastic packaging recycling rate from 3% in 1991 to over 60%. Now, we’re leveraging this experience in the U.S., where the plastics recycling rate lingers under 10%.
GreenDot was founded in Germany in 1990 under the name Der Grüne Punkt (The Green Dot). There, we created the world’s first nationwide EPR program for household packaging, including hard-to-recycle plastics like flexible films. Der Grüne Punkt continues to design and operate every aspect of EPR management, collection, sortation and recycling. This program now serves more than 80 million people.
Our German model is considered the forerunner of the European Union’s current regulatory structure. It has inspired more than 30 packaging recovery organizations in Europe over the last 30 years.
In August of 2022, Der Grüne Punkt was purchased by Circular Resources, which is now named Green Dot Global. Green Dot Global oversees both the European and North American operations. The company will expand operations into additional countries and affiliates around the world to increase global recycling rates and advance multinational brands toward their goals.
Managing Director, Green Dot North America
Chief Sustainability Officer, Green Dot Global Group
Leslie Hushka is a corporate sustainability executive with global experience in operations, advocacy, strategy, and government, stakeholder and community relations. She previously served as Chief Sustainability Officer for the Bumble Bee Seafood Company and as a senior sustainability leader at ExxonMobil. She is also the original architect of the Alliance to End Plastic Waste.
Chief Operation Officer
Bilal Khan is an experienced project executive across multi-billion-dollar projects. He previously served as Director of Engineering, Projects, Technology and Strategy at Freepoint Eco-Systems. He also worked as a Development Planner at ExxonMobil and held various project leadership roles for professional services in the energy and chemical sectors.
Vice President, Recycling
James “Jim” Horrox is a seasoned leader with experience in supply chain improvement, production efficiency expansion, and leading-edge waste/recycling initiatives. He previously served as VP of Advanced Recycling Operations at Freepoint Eco-Systems and Regional Recycling Manager for Rumpke Waste & Recycling. He has also held senior leadership positions with Waste Management, Inc.
Vice President, Advocacy and Stakeholder Engagement
Vice President, Development
Richie Getter garnered 20 years of experience in plastics recycling, sustainability program design, supply chain management, infrastructure development and communications at Balcones Resources, where he most recently served as VP of Strategy & Commodities. He currently sits on the U.S. Plastics Pact Board of Directors.
Director, EPR Programs
Ursula Denison has been with Green Dot Germany from its beginning in 1991. Over time, she has led projects involving pricing, market research, customer service and international EPR strategy. She frequently participates in numerous EPR and recycling industry working groups, serves as a consultant to multinational brand owners, and contributes to international conferences.
J.J. Rawlinson’s experience is focused on social impact and grant making. She previously served as Senior Manager of Community Partnerships and Welfare Initiatives for the internationally renowned Annenberg Foundation. There, she managed the granting, marketing, and operations teams to execute the organization’s mission.
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