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We talk about waste – methane, landfill and water.  How wasteful is the UK?  Where does your recycling go?  How much is recycled?  What is residual waste?  Can you avoid making waste in the first place?  Can waste have value?  

In this third episode of our series about getting to Net Zero, Professors Chris Cheeseman and Nick Voulvoulis of The Grantham Institute spill the beans about what happening in the UK’s bins.

 

 

Our guests:

Chris Cheeseman (1)

Chris Cheeseman is Professor of Materials Resources Engineering in the Civil and Environmental Engineering at Imperial College London, Director of the Imperial Centre for Infrastructure Materials which houses the UKCRIC Advanced Infrastructure Materials Laboratory and is also Head of the Materials Section. He originally trained as a materials scientist at the Universities of Warwick and then Oxford, before working in manufacturing industry for a number of years. He joined Imperial in 1990, where he has had a unique perspective on many of the major environmental issues of today, as a materials scientist working in the environmental engineering section of a major civil engineering department. He has published extensively on waste management, resource efficiency, sustainable materials, waste reuse, hazardous wastes, energy from waste and waste stabilisation/solidification and continues to complete innovative environmental materials/circular economy research.

Nick Voulvoulis

Nick Voulvoulis is a Professor of Environmental Technology at the Centre for Environmental Policy at Imperial College London. He is an international expert in environmental management, especially where science and engineering interface with public policy. His research targets the interactions and interdependencies between human and natural systems and focuses on environmental systems and processes across many areas and diverse sectors. Nick sits on the Environment Agency Strategic Monitoring Review Advisory Group and has been a member/participant/coordinator of various European Union expert groups on the Water Framework Directive and the Circular Economy, global networks on environmental antimicrobial resistance and industrial partnerships with companies from the water and resources management sectors.

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We talk about waste – methane, landfill and water. How wasteful is the UK? Where does your recycling go? How much is recycled? What is residual waste? Can you avoid making waste in the first place? Can waste have value?  

In this third episode of our series about getting to Net Zero, Professors Chris Cheeseman and Nick Voulvoulis of The Grantham Institute spill the beans about what happening in the UK’s bins.