Vice President of Sustainability, Americas — Tetra Pak
Jason Pelz is Vice President of Sustainability for Tetra Pak in the Americas. Jason and his team work with a range of stakeholders across various geographies to advance Tetra Pak’s global sustainability ambitions, including growing recycling and collection of post-consumer cartons and reducing climate impact across the value chain.
Jason also serves as Vice President of Recycling Projects for Carton Council of North America, where he works with food and beverage brand owners, local municipalities and communities, and other third parties such as recyclers and paper mills to increase the availability of carton recycling in the U.S. and Canada.
Jason joined Tetra Pak in 2012 from Waste Management, where he served as Director for Global Export Sales and directed the global export strategy for Waste Management’s secondary fiber and waste plastics. Jason also served as Senior Account Manager for The Peltz Group, a privately-owned paper recycling company, which was acquired by Waste Management. He is an expert in the recycling and paper mill industry, including export markets such as China and Southeast Asia.
Jason attended the University of California at Los Angeles and earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Spanish. He currently resides in Milwaukee, Wis., with his wife and four children. When not working to promote the environmental benefits of cartons, Jason likes to ski, golf and travel.