Our People

Peter Jones
Principal Consultant
I direct a wide range of bids and projects, principally for local authority clients, and lead a lot of our work on commercial waste and on environmental legislation. I edit the Isonomia blog and play in Eunomia’s band Dirty Murph & the Kerbside Sorters. When not at work, I enjoy countryside walks with pubs at the end of them.

Peter is an experienced project director whose areas of technical expertise include waste legislation, strategy development and contract disputes. He joined Eunomia in 2011, since when he has worked on a wide range of waste-related projects for local authorities, governments and the private sector. He brings to projects a proven expertise in policy and strategy development, the flexibility and creativity to take on new and challenging topics, and a keen analytical approach to problems that derives from his training in philosophy.

Recent Experience

Peter’s recent work has increasingly focused on exploring the implications of extended producer responsibility (EPR) on waste services. Following work for the European Commission on developing guidance on EPR, he has advised WRAP and Defra on issues relating EPR and commercial waste – and has worked with the beverage industry in Serbia to help them develop proposals for an EPR system there.

He directed a project to update local authority communications training for Zero Waste Scotland, and a study for ReLondon to explore the impact of COVID-19 on commercial waste arisings and collections in London.

Career History

Peter’s experience includes policy development, quality assurance, business process change and procurement. Prior to joining Eunomia, Peter had a career in public sector policy development and project management. This was primarily in connection with legal aid, where he established a national advice line and developed procurement strategy for low volume areas of legal aid law. It also included a secondment to the strategy team at the Department of Energy and Climate Change in 2010-11.

He holds a first class degree and an M.Phil in philosophy from the University of Cambridge.