For Policy Makers

What we can do for policy makers

You’re looking for robust evidence, expert insight and clear options to support policy development and waste and resources strategy, or to visualise your contribution to the circular economy. We’re data experts and circular economy thought leaders with decades of experience delivering world-class projects for UK and international clients. We’re here to support you in developing evidence-based strategies for data-driven, ambitious and effective waste prevention and re-use.

Our Services for Policy Makers

Circular Economy

We help businesses prevent waste and keep materials in use longer, supporting your transition to circular products and business models.

Data and Tools

Data-driven decision-making is at the heart of any successful strategy. We’ll help you draw valuable insight from data and put it to use.


With 30-years’ heritage in waste and resources, our track record is one of working with government and industry to affect policy development.

What our clients say

We tasked Resource Futures with revising and writing a new waste strategy for Herefordshire Council.

They quickly understood our requirements, engaging a range of stakeholders to agree strategic principles, enabling us to set ambitious new strategic goals and transforming our service for the future.

It’s a strategy we’ve now successfully adopted, and we are delighted to be implementing.

Joni Hughes

Herefordshire Council

Resource Futures supported us from ideation through to finished product. The project required deep understanding of commercial and environmental datasets, environmental law and best practice.

The final product allows our customers to interrogate data, analyse and forecast results, and extract insights specific to their business needs. Delivering value and actionable insight for years to come.

Will Ghali


Resource Futures compiled insights into local reuse organisations and potential ways of working together to achieve more through reuse. Their report identified and highlighted factors experienced by existing groups which will help us shape initiatives that overcome barriers and explore opportunities.

It is an important piece of research that helps us improve reuse and repair across Somerset

Julie Searle

Somerset Waste Partnership

Working with Resource Futures has unlocked the power of The 2 Minute Foundation’s BEACH CLEAN app data.

We are now able to quantify findings and present powerful evidence to engage stakeholders. The individuals, groups and families taking part are contributing valuable information through citizen science that can be used for better decision making and direct efforts to keep our beaches free from litter.

Nicola Green

The 2 Minute Foundation

Resource Futures produced a thorough report, reflecting considerable stakeholder engagement, data collection and analysis.

The effort that has gone into this information gathering has been exceptional given the timing of this project over the pandemic.

The outputs are invaluable and will be used to inform actions which will make a real difference to our marine industries and environment.

Morag Campbell

Marine Scotland

Some of our experts…

James Dunn

James joined Resource Future’s Evidence team as a Project Assistant in January of 2022. Now a Junior Consultant, he supports the delivery of waste composition analysis projects at multiple stages, including representative sampling, data analysis, and reporting. Prior to joining Resource Futures,...

Susan Gow

Senior Consultant
Susan specialises in primary data gathering studies and behavioural change projects. Her particular areas of interest are waste and recycling composition analysis; analysis of broad changes in municipal waste services, public engagement in recycling services, and developments in reuse...

Kris Wadey

Kris joined Resource Future’s Evidence team as a Consultant in June of 2024. In her current role, Kris supports work across behaviour change, waste strategy, and evidence workstreams. Delivering waste composition analysis projects at multiple stages. Prior to joining Resource Futures, Kris was a...