The Natural Step has named Cher Mereweather managing director of Canada Plastics Pact (CPP). Mereweather brings to Canada Plastics Pact over 20 years of experience in the food technology industry, working in food industry sustainability.
Mereweather joins Canada Plastics Pact from Anthesis Provision, a company that works with cities, companies and other organizations to drive sustainable performance. Mereweather joined Anthesis Provision as CEO in January last year, after the company she founded, Provision Coalition Inc., a network of food and beverage sustainability experts, was acquired by Anthesis Provision.
Mereweather’s extensive career has included working as managing director of The Ontario Food Industry Environmental Coalition, a coalition of food industry associations that represent Ontario’s food and beverage manufacturing and input supply sectors; director of sustainability consulting at the Guelph Food Technology Centre, where she also worked with clients in the industry.
Mereweather began her career in the food industry over twenty years ago, when she began working as an economist for the Ontario Ministry of Food and Rural Affairs. She holds an Honours Bachelor of Environmental Science degree from the University of Guelph, and also received a Master of Science from the University of Guelph.
The Canada Plastics Pact is an independent initiative of The Natural Step Canada, a charity with more than 25 years experience advancing scientific innovation and leadership focused on creating a sustainable society.
CPP works with partners like Coca Cola Canada, Canadian Tire, Colgate-Palmolive, Danone, General Mills, Keurig Dr Pepper, Mondelēz, Nestlé, Unilever, and others to focus on the root causes of plastics pollutants and work collaboratively to implement industry-wide systems change that reduces plastic pollution.