Joseph Machado is a veteran of the oil, gas, and petrochemical industry with a background in R+D, innovation, and sustainability. Since 2019, Joe has been with the Alliance to End Plastic Waste, currently in the capacity of Senior Advisor to Projects in the Americas region. Previously, Joe held a series of positions with Shell Oil Company spanning R+D, business development, innovation and sustainability in Shell’s plastics, petrochemicals, and oil products businesses. Joe has been based in Houston, New Orleans, London, and Brussels during the last 30 years, and currently resides in Houston, TX. Joe holds a BS in Plastics Engineering and a PhD in Polymer Science and Engineering from the University of Massachusetts (USA).