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Kate Thompson

Senior Consultant

Kate is an experienced and well-respected project manager within the waste and resources sector.

Kate’s key areas of knowledge include waste management data, waste flow modelling, local authority waste strategy and options appraisal and waste policy research/development. She has significant experience working with local authorities and other public sector clients on a range of projects, primarily focused on supporting improvements to waste management services.

 

Recent Experience

Kate has managed the development of a number of strategic options appraisals, service efficiency reviews and waste management strategies. Her recent work has focused on identifying efficiencies and advising on recycling and waste treatment options for local authorities in the UK and Australia. She has carried out detailed cost and mass flow modelling, together with waste arisings projections, to assess existing system performance.  Kate has also managed a number of waste capacity need assessment projects to look at available waste capacity in specific areas and future waste capacity needs.

Kate has carried out a variety of projects for clients both looking at good practice and issues associated with the collection of specific materials in the waste stream. This has involved:

  • detailed reviews of different collection systems, both in the UK and internationally,
  • facilitation of stakeholder workshops; and
  • consideration of the issues and options associated with the collection of specific materials.

In addition, she has produced a variety of national guidance documents including guides on bring recycling sites and subscription-based garden waste collections.

 

Career History

Kate joined Eunomia in September 2015, after spending over twelve years working in the waste team of environmental consultancy SKM Enviros. Prior to consultancy, Kate spent three years working in local authority as a recycling officer, delivering and raising the profile of recycling services.

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