This is Wecycle

Our mission

To lead a collective transformation of the plastic cycle

Our vision

A wasteless world where plastic remains a resource

How are we doing this?


Stimulate the demand and accessibility to recycled plastic


Raise awareness on the plastic challenge in oslo and inspire towards change


Foster collaboration between the community and key partners


Advocate for a circular economy

Our values


With a recycling system that depends on people, we are committed to being the bridge between the people and the industry. This way recycling is no longer a hidden process but a transparent and accessible one!


With a diverse community, we aim to experiment and create functional products that offer a sustainable alternative. One that will make it easier for anyone to do good by default!


At every stage, we aim to ensure consistency, purpose and primarily respect for the environment and our community. Our goal is not to create more waste, but to empower for change!

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Meet our team

Carolina Hernandez

Carolina currently leads the team at Wecycle and joined the organisation in June 2019 while finding a scape from writing her master's thesis in environmental science at NMBU. She is passionate about giving resources a second life, and if that includes turning bottle lids into a skateboard, she will roll with it!

Carmen Schützmann

Carmen is a passionate and creative Material Science Engineer with a hands on spirit. In joining Wecycle in March 2020 she wants to be part of a change towards a more conscious handling of plastic. Her goal is to find useful and applicable solutions for the recycling of plastics. A 3D-printer working with shredded plastic is her tool of choice to produce new from old.

Valentin Gentile

Graduated from a Master's in Industrial Ecology from NTNU Trondheim, Valentin is an entrepreneurship enthusiast who joined Wecycle in October 2019 to put his expertise into practice and contribute to a meaningful project! He is solving problems and finding best fitted solutions to our challenges while assessing the environmental performance of our activities.

Our Ambassadors

Thea-Elise Ødegaard

Thea founded Wecycle together with Maya while studying together at NMBU. Her close relationship to “friluftsliv” like hiking, surfing and skiing has manifested in her close connection to nature. Caring and giving back to the environment which enables life is therefore very important to her. Creating change rather than waiting for change to be made has been the main motivation behind Wecycle.

Monty Hatfield

Monty was the Founding Engineer for this project and was the one to start building the first two machines. Monty has always had a passion for energy efficiency, reuse of materials and reduction of plastic waste. Monty is not as active now but is still called in now and then as a consultant. As well as working for both Doctors without Borders and Engineers without Borders, Monty has also built another plastic saving machine called Autogolve.

Samar Abbas Nawaz

Samar is doing a Master's in Information & Communication Technology Law at UiO. He has professional experience of over 3 years as an entrepreneur, legal practitioner and then in-house counsel. Realising the alarming impact of climate change made him feel desirous to employ his skills and experience for the environmental cause. What drove him towards Wecycle especially, are the promising goals and impressive recycling idea which it is built upon.

Melanie Hirt

Melanie started her adventure at Wecycle in September 2019 searching for an environmentally impactful project that could have an impact on local sustainability in the Oslo area. She has a Master's degree in Cognitive & Media Science as well as experience as an eCommerce Manager. Being passionate about climate action, she is working on reducing her harmful footprint for this planet while enjoying life to the fullest. This currently takes place mostly in her kitchen, as she loves to cook and bake - experimenting with plant-based versions of her favourite dishes just became her latest obsession.

Andrea Pons

Andrea is a consultant currently working on our business strategy and development together with the rest of our team. She has an international Business and Law background, and after working for a global consulting company on a sustainability project, she decided to join Wecycle to actively contribute to climate action. In her spare time she loves to go surfing and hopes to see a cleaner ocean!

Leila Francisca Elena Ditter

Leila's interest in law and her quest for knowledge led her to obtain a Master’s degree in law from the University of Oslo. She joined our legal team in April 2020 because she wanted to become part of a meaningful project that has a positive impact on the environment. To her becoming a part of the team also seemed like a perfect opportunity to make new friends, and of course, to practice law. She is a passionate and creative person who believes in supporting greater causes, and loves taking on new challenges. She is a keen amateur photographer and writer, who loves being involved in her local community.

Faria Noreen

Faria is an ambitious student of economics and business with a strong desire to change the world - Starting with Wecycle. She is an ardent supporter of the circular economy-system, and believes that a solid financial strategy is essential when bringing a vision to life.

Ana Raquel Bernardy

After graduating in Energy Engineering back in Brazil, Ana recognizes the importance of finding better solutions for what some may call “waste”, and has since worked in projects regarding selective waste collection and recycling. She joined Wecycle just after moving to Norway in 2019, as an opportunity to continue bringing awareness to the plastic problem. Now, as a technical assistant, she and an amazing team of engineers are working on our shredder and injector machine.

Anders Dalhammar

Currently studying Digital Marketing, Anders is an ocean lover who joined Wecycle in April 2020 to put his knowledge into practice with the urge of working for a better future for our environment. With a long background in sales, he is looking forward to the growth of Wecycle and all the marketing challenges ahead!

Yves Vrancken

Yves joined Wecycle in January 2020 and is supporting both the IT and Communications of Wecycle. During his study Communication and Multimedia Design he had a revelation on the harm plastic is doing to our beautiful oceans and wildlife. When he moved from the Netherlands to Norway, he wanted to work for an organisation that is building a greener world.

Esli Soetens

Esli is currently studying a Master's in social welfare policy, because he wants to make a positive impact on the world. He is also in charge of all IT-related things at Wecycle. With his experience in web development, he loves to build websites and make sure everything looks neat and tidy.

Aleksandra Tomasiewicz

Aleksandra is a law-student at the University of Oslo. She joined the legal team in Wecycle because she wanted to become a part of a meaningful project that has an important goal. To her becoming a part of Wecycle’s legal team seemed like a perfect opportunity to use law in practice. She believes that spreading information about recycling of plastic can save the earth!

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