Polly Whight



Polly has over 7 years’ experience in the waste and resources sector. Her main interests are resource efficiency and how research can influence broad behavioural change in terms of waste and recycling. In previous roles she has managed and co-ordinated all operational set-ups for waste analysis, participation monitoring and surveys at Resource Futures as Operations and Project Assistant. She also worked as a ‘Waste Doctor’, where she managed referrals sent from Bristol City Council about residents who had issues with their waste and recycling management; she worked closely with the council and the waste contractor to provide support in resolving these problems. She spent two years working in the textile recycling industry, marketing and running a clothing re-use fundraising scheme, assisting with a furniture re-use project and researching new sites for textile banks.


Polly specialises in data gathering and analysis as well as behaviour change projects through her work for Resource Futures, gaining a wide range of experience of desk-based studies, fieldwork management and qualitative and quantitative research methods. She is involved in research, waste composition analysis and communications campaigns involving the deployment of on-the-ground teams to improve recycling performance and participation. She has worked on a number of projects for WRAP, DEFRA and various local authorities.

Her expertise includes:

  • Primary data gathering: waste analysis, participation monitoring and contamination monitoring
  • Market research and business support
  • Recycling and waste advising

Polly Whight


07903 037 287