Stories

E'07

Ben Kneppers

18 billion pounds of plastic enter our oceans each year, a harrowing fact that only accounts for a portion of our planet’s pollution crisis. Northeastern innovators are tackling this problem to create sustainable solutions for cleaner oceans. Bureo, an emerging B-Corp, has created a program to recycle fishing nets into a NetPlus™ material, used in products by Patagonia and other partner companies. 

Join the conversation to fight plastic pollution with Ben Kneppers, E’07, co-founder and COO of Bureo, and Maarten Eenkema van Dijk, E’14, MS’15, operations manager for Van Dyk Recycling Solutions.

The Northeastern Next Podcast is your channel to your global alumni network. In this show, we will catch up with alumni to hear what they do every day to achieve what’s next, and learn about their journey after Northeastern.

Questions, comments, or ideas for next guests can be emailed to the host,  me.brisson@northeastern.edu.

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Aired on Feb 2, 2021