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The FLiP Files is a blog series spotlighting young professionals who are active in PLASTICS' Future Leaders in Plastics (FLiP), a group for plastics professionals under the age of 40. For this FLiP File, we spoke with Ana Silva, Co-founder and CEO of COMITATVS about her experience working in the plastics industry.

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Ana Silva always knew she wanted to make a difference in her community. Growing up, she wanted to join the team at an NGO, one with a mission that helped people. Now, Ana serves as the CEO of COMITATVS, a trading company that aims to bridge the gap between international sustainable plastics supply and demand, and knows her work will help people for years to come.

How did Ana think of this idea? Ana’s father co-founded a compounding facility in Brazil more than 20 years ago and he continues to run this facility to this day. After Ana graduated from George Washington University in Washington DC with a degree in International Development, she found herself with options: she could immediately join the non-profit sector in DC or she could move back to Brazil to help the community there. She traveled back to Brazil and began working at her father’s compounding facility.

“My whole life my father has basically been in the plastics industry,” Ana said. “I was never really interested in joining the plastics industry until I worked there and I saw first-hand the opportunities to make a positive impact.”

Read more about Ana in the latest FLiP Files blog.

The FLiP Files is a blog series spotlighting young professionals who are active in PLASTICS’ Future Leaders in Plastics (FLiP), a group for plastics professionals under the age of 40. For this FLiP File, we spoke with Ana Silva, Co-founder and CEO of COMITATVS about her experience working in the plastics industry.

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