Ed is a consultant with more than twelve years experience in the waste and resources sector. He was originally part of the Resource Futures Group of companies in his role as the Managing Director of Network Recycling where he provided sustainable cleansing and waste management services to clients in the events sector at a range of locations across the UK. Ed returned to Resource Futures in 2014 after gaining an MSc in Waste and Resource Management from Cranfield University where he is now a guest lecturer on mechanical-biological treatment (MBT) technology. He also received the Roger Perry Award for the Best Research Paper at the 2015 CIWM awards for his research into the non-biological outputs of MBT.
Ed’s professional interests lie in the improvement of sustainable waste management systems for the events sector and also in the development of recyclate markets by enhancing material quality. He is a qualified PRINCE2 Practitioner, Chartered Waste Manager and holds a CPC in international Road Freight Haulage.
Ed has worked on a wide range of projects for Resource Futures. In the events sector he has developed training and support packages for a number of clients, enabling them to improve their environmental reporting and develop cost effective strategies to reduce environmental impacts. He also recently lead a project for Bristol 2015 to develop a city-wide strategy for improving event sustainability as part of the city’s tenure as the European Green Capital. Ed worked as a technical advisor on the Waste Scoping Strategy for the London 2012 Olympic Games and also on the Olympic Legacy Report for Waste. He is an experienced project manager, and is currently leading a project to provide materials marketing support to Welsh local authorities; helping them to develop sustainable relationships with buyers of recyclate which return the best outcome for both parties. Ed’s strong history of managing waste operations which has lead to his participation in a number of project modules across the business including an investigation into the feasibility of installing compaction equipment, spatial analysis of HWRC provision, developing re-use systems at HRWCs and contract reviews.