CEO and Founder of Plant Plus, a company he was instrumental in establishing. With a background as a serial entrepreneur in diverse industries such as food and beverage, construction, and international trading, Alfie brings over 15 years of experience to his role. Alfie identified a compelling opportunity to collaborate with the Taiwan plant fiber technology team and develop innovative compostable food packaging made from agricultural renewable resources.
In 2020, Plant Plus partnered with Edmonton International Airport to establish a local plant fiber drinking straw manufacturing facility. After completing the installation of the production line in July 2023, the facility now boasts a monthly production capacity of over 8 million straws. This venture demonstrates Alfie’s commitment to driving positive change and providing truly compostable alternatives in the market.
Moreover, the company has been actively involved in R&D, exploring the use of local feedstock to create composite materials such as hemp fibers. Successfully tested results through collaboration with the local lab. Currently, Alfie is focused on building a pre-commercial plant fiber composite material production line and introducing PFC material testing into the existing equipment.
Alfie’s entrepreneurial narrative is defined by his deep-seated passion for sustainability and a firm dedication to effecting lasting environmental change, with a clear focus on achieving a circular economy as a cornerstone of Plant Plus’s mission.