Profile

Abigail joined Resource Futures in 2018 as part of the Waste Services Optimisation team. Her experience includes waste flow modelling, materials recycling markets, national waste data reporting systems and supporting local authorities through waste collection service changes. She helps to address waste management issues through benchmarking and best-practice review, providing evidence-based research and by identifying efficiencies within a service profile. Abigail specialises in providing technical support for decision-makers, by communicating complex data in a clear and comprehensive manner.

Expertise

Abigail has over seven years’ experience in a scientific consultancy role, providing data analysis, financial modelling and quantitative report writing for a range of public and private contracts. Through use of WRAP’s Kerbside Analysis Tool (KAT), she has supported numerous local authorities in identifying operational and financial savings in their waste and recycling collection services. In light of the government’s Resources and Waste Strategy, Abigail has undertaken workshops for local councils on the implications of Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) and Deposit Return Schemes (DRS) and developed a detailed cost model to identify the impacts and requirements of a nationwide DRS for the retail sector.

Her expertise includes:

  • Collections service options appraisal
  • Waste flow modelling
  • Cost modelling
  • Data analysis
  • Stakeholder engagement