ZWE YIN PHYU
Sustainability Science Analyst
Zwe has four years of experience in research and capacity building in environmental science and waste management (waste segregation, recycling, upcycling) in Myanmar and Thailand. She currently supports PXP conduct technical research in life cycle assessment of circular production and consumption systems and waste management planning.
Zwe is an advocate of empowering local communities to embrace circular economy practices. In 2019, she led a project called Heroines to Enable Recycling (HER) that provided training and education about environmental awareness, waste segregation, waste management, recycling, and upcycling in four cities in Myanmar to empower local women and build their capacity to capitalize on discarded items and turn waste into valuable resources.
Zwe’s dedication to sustainability, climate action, and youth and women empowerment has been recognized through several awards which include: Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative (YSEALI) Academic Fellowship to study environmental issues and natural resource management at the University of Montana, United States; Japan Government Scholarship for a Masters in Marine Plastics Abatement at the Asian Institute of Technology, Thailand; World Wildlife Fund Myanmar Planet Hero for her passion about putting an end to plastic pollution; ASEAN Youth Eco-Champion Award in 2019 in recognition of initiative and significant contribution to realizing a clean and green environment in the category of Junior Youth, on ASEAN Environment Day 2019.
Zwe has a Masters degree in Marine Plastics Abatement from the Asian Institute of Technology and a Bachelor of Science in Geology from the University of Yangon. She is also pursuing a Masters of Science in Environmental Technology and Management at the Joint Graduate School of Energy and Environment (JGSEE), King Mongkut’s University of Technology Thonburi (KMUTT).