National Waste Composition Estimates in the UK
I have earned a reputation as a leading authority on the composition of waste in the UK.
Together with a talented team at Eunomia, I project managed the development of the most comprehensive set of composition estimates ever produced for municipal waste in the UK. Compositional datasets for various municipal waste and recycling streams were sourced and analysed in order to model a national composition. Stratification by socio-economic and geographic factors was carried out, to adjust for where the compiled datasets were not representative at a national level.
The data and reports are available on Waste and Resources Action Programme (WRAP) website. The estimates will be invaluable in assisting modelling work for WRAP and industry practitioners in relation to work underpinning the move towards greater resource efficiency in the UK.
With Resource Futures, I project managed the production of national composition estimates for municipal waste in England in 2006/07 and 2010/11, both landmark projects in terms of improving our sector’s understanding of the composition of the ‘national dustbin’. I also have extensive knowledge of sampling and sorting methodologies used in waste composition analyses.