The research, education, and convening activities of the ESI Plastics and the Environment Program (ESI-PEP) are made possible by the active engagement of our supporting members. These members are private organizations and individuals concerned about the lifetimes of plastic waste building up in our oceans, our soil, and our living ecosystems, who are ready to step up and find solutions. Benefits of membership include:

  • Regular updates and reports on progress and results of ESI-PEP research projects;
  • Opportunities to influence ESI-PEP research agenda and priorities;
  • Facilitated introductions to researchers and faculty;
  • Engagement opportunities with ESI-PEP graduate students and student-run organizations for internship and employment recruitment;
  • Video and face-to-face ESI-PEP symposia presenting the leading edge of MIT thinking on challenges and solutions to environmental issues;
  • Networking opportunities with other supporting members and the MIT community;
  • Structured access to ESI-PEP faculty and students;
  • Targeted opportunities for supporting member commercial companies to sponsor individual ESI-PEP projects with MIT IP commercial licensing rights.

Membership is through annual renewable gift contributions. For more information on joining ESI-PEP as a supporting member, contact:

Christopher Noble, Director of Corporate Engagement
MIT Environmental Solutions Initiative
One Broadway, Suite 1201
Cambridge, MA 02142


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