I have helped to deliver a wide range of projects relevant to enabling moving towards the circular economy. I project directed an assessment of the impacts of Online Exchange (such as Ebay, Gumtree, B2B portals, etc) on diversion of materials to reuse / prolonging the consumption life of items, and associated environmental impacts.
I developed models to predict waste flows and materials recovery options for the London Olympic Games in 2012. These assisted in the commissioning of waste management arrangements at the Games. A review of the model’s performance after the Games found that it had predicted material flows with close to 100% accuracy.
I provided technical support and reviewed outputs of a study investigating food surplus and options for reducing food waste in the UK grocery supply chain. I also project managed a project to enable greater third sector involvement in recycling/reuse in the East Midlands, including developing strategies for expanding the involvement of social enterprises in the recycling and reuse of commercial and industrial waste in the region.