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Eric Bridgwater

Principal Consultant

Eric is a vastly experienced waste management consultant and has contributed to the delivery of around 200 research and consultancy projects, typically as a project manager or director.

He is widely acknowledged as an authority on waste data and the performance of collection systems.  He also has an excellent grasp of the operational, political and pragmatic considerations associated with each project.

He has contributed significantly to defining best practice in the municipal waste management sector and has managed the delivery of several of WRAP’s most influential research projects in this area, including on food waste collections and dry recycling performance benchmarking.  He co-authored the ground breaking National Assessment of Civic Amenity Sites and project managed the production national municipal waste compositional estimates for Defra.

Eric’s research experience is complemented by an impressive portfolio of consultancy projects carried out for local authorities, central government, industry bodies and private companies, commonly focussing on business cases for improving the effectiveness and efficiency of HWRCs and kerbside collection schemes.

 

Recent Experience

Eric has provided extensive data analysis support to WRAP, building the evidence base for understanding many aspects of the performance of local authority waste collection systems, and has made important contributions to WRAP’s flagship Household Food and Drinks Waste in the UK research programme.  He also directed a project with five London boroughs (alongside Resource London and WRAP) to analyse options for harmonising their waste collection services.

 

Career history

Before joining Eunomia in 2017, Eric worked at a consultant and researcher with Resource Futures (formerly Network Recycling).  He previously worked as a translation manager and has a working knowledge of Swedish, Norwegian, Danish and Spanish.