staff

Laura Thompson

Director, RMS

Laura Thompson, PhD, is the Director of the Recycled Material Standard (RMS). Laura joined GreenBlue in 2018 after serving as the Director of Sustainability for Sappi, a multi-national pulp and paper company. Laura received her BS in Chemical Engineering from the University of New Hampshire and her Masters and PhD from the Institute of Paper Science and Technology. Laura spent over 20 years the pulp and paper industry in a breadth of capacities including R&D, mill environmental, coated fine paper and packaging, as well as sustainable development. When she’s not trying to save the world, you can find Laura playing pickleball, paddling a kayak or traveling with her partner Wendy.

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