Mr. Chris Oestereich

Mr. Chris Oestereich

Climate Change and the Circular Economy
Thammasat University

Chris Oestereich is a circular economy leader and a faculty member at Thammasat University’s School of Global Studies. He formerly led zero waste programs in the US grocery industry that created millions of dollars in benefits, while providing meals to hungry people and greatly reducing the firm’s impact on the planet. Chris now helps organizations analyze their waste streams and design programs tailored to create financial and environmental benefits through his firm, Linear to Circular.Chris is currently launching Full Circle Filament, a social enterprise that will work directly with informal waste collectors to source waste plastic for high-quality 3D printing filament, and he’s a co-founder of the Circular Design Lab, a citizen-driven project focused on prototyping and delivering solutions to humanity’s big challenges.