Speaker profile

Edward Kosior

Edward Kosior

Managing Director, Nextek, United Kingdom

Edward has over 37 years’ experience in plastics and rubber he has worked globally with many government and commercial organisations. His expertise is based on 23years as an academic and 14 years working with the recycling of plastics packaging including the design of many modern plants and achieving patented recycling breakthroughs. He is a regular speaker at international conferences presenting the latest developments and commercial opportunities arising from new technologies

Edward was previously the Associate Professor of Polymer Engineering and Director of the Polymer Technology Centre at RMIT University, Australia, until 1997. He then joined Visy Industries where he was involved from the planning stage of Australia’s foremost post-consumer plastics recycling plant. He has developed novel processes and designed plants for recycling post-consumer PET, HDPE, PP and LDPE bags in Europe and gained approval from the U.S. FDA for several processes used in food contact applications.

He established Nextek Ltd in 2004 to provide consultancy services to assist the development strategic approaches to sustainable packaging, waste reduction and minimal life cycle impact. He is involved with many industry associations, universities, and research organisations and is a Fellow of the Society of Plastics Engineering. He also provides support to organisations such as the Earth Champions Foundation, Plastics Oceans, Project Kaisei and Plastics Marine Litter Advisory Board.