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Alex Forrest

Senior Consultant

Alex is a highly experienced environmental professional working to promote a circular economy through sustainable procurement and resource efficiency.

Since entering the sector in 2002, he has advised extensively across UK Government agency waste and resource efficiency programmes – and a variety of industry sectors, including oil and gas, retail, construction, utilities, and service industries.

Alex has led and delivered a range of projects in fields including:

  • waste and resource efficiency
  • industrial ecology
  • policy review.

He has also worked for a number of overseas clients, particularly in Australia. Projects included a critical review of Queensland’s End-of-Waste policy and associated regulations, developing statutory Waste Reduction and Recycling Management Plans for clients in the utilities and energy sectors, and delivering industrial ecology business support programmes in New South Wales.

 

Recent Experience

Alex’s recent work has continued to build on his established expertise in resource efficiency. Projects include:

  • for Zero Waste Scotland: research into Circular Economy Business Models (CEBMs) in the oil and gas sector; development of procurement guidance and specifications for reuse, repair and remanufacture; and informing the Retail 2050 Routemap to support the decarbonisation of the retail sector in Scotland.
  • For WRAP: under the Electrical and Electronic Equipment Sustainability Action Plan (esap), advising on reducing electrical product returns, flow modelling of batteries in mobile computing devices; and providing technical advice to support resource efficient facilities management procurement.

His wider work includes technical and project management roles, notably in developing quality protocols for the Environment Agency (on bio-methane, meat and bone meal and aggregates containing coal tar) under the European Pathway to Zero Waste Programme.

 

Career history

Alex joined Eunomia in October 2015 from Jacobs (formerly SKM Enviros/Enviros), where he worked between 2002 and 2015. During that time, Alex spent two years working as Sustainable Procurement Manager at the ERDF-funded Envirolink Northwest Low Carbon Programme. Prior to consultancy, Alex was Project Officer at the Clean Merseyside Centre, an organisation funded to stimulate markets for recyclables on Merseyside.

He undertook his BSc in Environmental Science and Policy at Liverpool John Moore’s University and completed an MBA in Environmental Management at the University of Liverpool. Alex is a Member of the Chartered Institute of Waste Management (CIWM).

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