Savera Weerasinghe (Class of 2019)
Savera Weerasinghe is the founder of Ananta Sustainables, Sri Lanka's first sustainable packaging sourcing, supply and solutions provider offering industries with compostable packaging and waste management solutions. Ananta works to promote awareness of single-use plastic consumption by organizing community events such as trash sculpturing, plogging races, and workshops. The company also consults with companies to help them transition into compostable packaging.
Savera has also hosted Soneva Kiri's Waste to Wealth Innovation Symposium in Thailand, Mandala Mornings-Jeffersonian tables for thought leaders in Sri Lanka, and Trash Talks, a platform for ideas and actions around waste management. Furthermore, Weerasinghe was a curator for the first international Women of the World festival in Sri Lanka and a panellist at the Singapore Eco Film Festival. She speaks on the effects of single-use plastic and the need for sustainable packaging at industry conferences, community events, schools and more. She has been featured for her work in publications like Forbes, The Sunday Times, Daily Mirror and many more.