Simon specialises in applying Life Cycle Thinking wherever a full understanding of how a product or process affects its environment may be needed.
Applications range from a carbon footprint of a local authority recycling system to a full environmental assessment of a product. This work is critical to how diverse activities can contribute to our evolution into a society that embraces a Circular Economy. Much of Simon’s work is linked to how we can make this transition by keeping materials and resources within our technosphere.
Simon’s varied project experience includes
- designing and authoring Eunomia’s annual Recycling Carbon Index;
- assisting the Greater London Authority (GLA) in developing a route map to guide London towards a more circular economy;
- carbon footprinting for business and local authority waste collections;
- working for the European Commission on a scoping study looking into the issue of microbeads in cosmetics; and
- a project for WRAP modelling a number of potential contractual incentive mechanisms to incentivise food waste collection and treatment.
He has also been involved in undertaking technology assessments regarding Energy Storage on both a grid and domestic scale, and has contributed to a number of projects for DECC including the ongoing evaluation of the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) scheme and their Electricity Demand Reduction Pilot.
Simon joined Eunomia in 2013 as our in-house Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) specialist after seven years working for an internationally recognised UK manufacturer, Kohler Mira Ltd.
Whilst working as an engineer he developed an extensive knowledge base of materials and processes whilst studying for an MSc in Sustainable Product Design. His thesis, which looked at how LCA can be integrated into the design process, was awarded a distinction and the tools and models developed as an output continue to be used by Kohler.