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inside at... Samsara Eco
Enzymes enable
infinite recycling
Paul Riley and Vanessa
Vongsouthi in the lab
After taking part in an ideathon aimed at providing solutions for a plastics-free
future, Paul Riley embarked on a yearlong search for materials or technologies to
solve this challenge. The answer he found ultimately resulted in a startup called
Samsara Eco.
I
n 2019, Paul Riley, an
Australian businessman
with experience
in venture capital and
private equity business building
participated in a workshop
with the CSIRO, a top
research organisation in Australia;
Woolworths Group, one
of Australia's biggest retail
organisations; and several
others on the topic of a plastics-free
future.
It was the start of a new
direction for Riley, said Ellen
Burtenshaw-Davies, chief of
staff for Samsara Eco, during
a recent interview with Sustainable
Plastics. According
to Burtenshaw-Davies, Riley
then spent the following year
exploring possible options
and examining various technologies
and their potential
readiness for commercialisation
that addressed this issue.
At a certain point, completely
by chance, he came across
an article about two chemistry
Ph.D. students at the
Australian National University
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