a photograph of Sarah Greenwood

Sarah Greenwood


Packaging consultant Sarah Greenwood is a PI on our Many Happy Returns project. Before this she was part of our PlasticsRedefining Single-Use team. Sarah provides technical expertise in both current and future packaging designs for food and Fast Moving Consumer Goods.

With degrees in Physics and Polymer Science from the University of Sheffield, Sarah has over 20 years’ experience in the plastics and packaging industries. Additionally, Sarah has held technical positions at various places, including: BP Performance Films, Asda, Fox’s Biscuits, Mars and SunBranding Solutions.

Sarah now works as a sustainable packaging and plastics specialist. She works with companies from start-ups to blue chips on all aspects of innovation, specification and problem solving.

Sarah is an advisor to Garçon Wines. Garçon Wines flat wine bottle has won multiple awards including the UK Packaging Awards Innovation of the Year 2018.

She is a board member of The Packaging Society, a division of The Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining. She also chairs the North of England Packaging Society. And Sarah enjoys being part of the grass roots music scene in Yorkshire.

More on Sarah Greenwood

Our Sarah Greenwood talks plastic recycling on Panorama. Sarah explains why some types of plastic are so hard to recycle, such as crisp packets.

Interview with Sarah Greenwood: the fiddle-playing packaging fairy. Find out about Sarah’s career in packaging, her love of the fiddle and why it annoys her that everyone hates plastic wrapping so much.

Our people on BBC’s Extinction Compendium. Extinction Compendium from the BBC features our Sarah Greenwood and Tony Ryan.

Our experts give evidence on soil and plastic to Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology. Grantham Centre experts, including Sarah, given evidence to POST on plastic food packaging.

Find out more about Sarah on her website

  • Many Happy Returns
  • Plastics: Redefining Single Use