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Sarah Edwards
Head of New York Office
Sarah heads up Eunomia’s North American operations.  During the 17 years’ she has worked in the waste and resource management …

Sarah heads up Eunomia’s North American operations.  During the 17 years’ she has worked in the waste and resource management sector she has delivered a range of service and infrastructure projects for both public and private sector organisations.

Sarah joined Eunomia in 2015 after working in South Africa for three years assessing the feasibility of waste to energy facilities for the processing of organic and municipal waste.

Her skills lie in understanding client requirements and developing the right solution in challenging environments.  She draws on her broad operational experience from the collection and disposal sectors to deliver complex programmes and projects which involve a wide range of stakeholders, competing priorities and commercial drivers.

 

Recent Experience

Sarah set up Eunomia’s North American business at the start of 2017 and is currently working on a number of large policy and planning related projects including commercial waste zoning and ‘save as you throw’ design.  Sarah has also co-ordinated multi-stakeholder consultations with the foodservice and restaurant sectors as part of a project for not-for-profit ReFED who commissioned Eunomia’s resource efficiency team to provide the technical content for two US-specific food waste action guides to waste prevention, recovery and recycling.

Sarah is currently leading an investigation into the causes and costs of illegal dumping, before recommending programmes to prevent incidents and minimise costs of clearance in Sacramento County, California. She also sits on the Plastic Free Waters Partnership steering committee, a not-for-profit organisation seeking to reduce marine plastics in New York and New Jersey.

Since joining Eunomia, Sarah has worked on a number of prominent public sector procurements both in the UK and overseas.  She project managed the development of technical documents for the procurement of two waste to energy facilities for the Ministry of Climate Change and the Environment in the United Arab Emirates.  This involved working with the Ministry and its advisors to understand priorities and drivers and design contractual documentation which reflected these requirements.

 

Career History

Sarah gained her experience working for large multinational companies including Mace Ltd, a global project and construction management company and Veolia Environmental Services, one of the worlds’ leading waste and water management organisations.

Projects delivered on behalf of these companies included the design and implementation of kerbside collection services for municipalities, procurement of statutory public sector services from the private sector and the project management of waste management infrastructure including in-vessel composting facilities and material recycling facilities.

Sarah is a PRINCE2® practitioner with an MSc in Waste Management and BSc in Environmental Science.