Our People

Jade Kelly
Junior Consultant
I work predominantly in the waste operations team and am interested in practical solutions to address sustainability issues within society. Outside of work you’ll find me on the yoga mat or working on a knitting project.

Jade is part of the waste operations team and is based in Eunomia’s Bristol office. She has a broad range of knowledge, skills and experience gained from a career working for both the public and private sectors within the waste and recycling industry.

Recent Experience

Jade works regularly on waste operations projects that allow her to apply her technical knowledge and practical industry experience. She has managed a number of projects alongside technical delivery, including a review of Newport City Council’s financial provision for their landfill site, a review of the entire HWRC network across Northern Ireland for WRAP NI, and is managing an ongoing project for Carmarthenshire County Council acting as waste technical advisor, which began with commissioning options and is now in the implementation stage.

Jade has extensive experience of liaising with stakeholders, especially local authorities, in order to obtain data. She consulted with numerous local authorities to update the WRAP C&I Drop-Off Centres Guidance, and conducted in depth interviews with BID managers to collate case studies for a Commercial Waste Zoning project.

Jade is also currently managing the implementation of a Deposit Refund Scheme (DRS) at RWM, a major two day industry event. This will be the first scheme of its kind to be run at the NEC in Birmingham, and aims to reduce the use of disposable cups at the event by providing a reusable alternative.

Career History

Prior to joining Eunomia, Jade worked for SUEZ Recycling & Recovery UK in administrative roles, where she gained extensive operational knowledge of a variety of collections and disposal facilities, and provided many support functions that involved processing large data sets. Prior to that, she began her career in the waste and recycling industry working for Bath and North East Somerset Council, where she worked as a qualified weighbridge operator.

Jade has an MSc in Sustainable Development in Practice from the University of the West of England, which she studied for alongside her time at SUEZ. As part of her degree, she conducted a project with SUEZ that explored ways of improving residual outputs from a commercial MRF and reduction of the associated costs, and wrote her dissertation on the social impacts of food waste, conducting her research with the charity FoodCycle.