Patrick Mahon is the Strategic Assistant to the Chief Executive at Waste and Resources Action Programme (WRAP). He is responsible for WRAP’s Policy and Government Affairs portfolio, engaging with external policy and political audiences, and providing strategic advice on policy issues to internal colleagues. Over the last three years, he has worked closely with Defra during the development of the 25 Year Environment Plan and the Resources and Waste Strategy. Patrick is a Chartered Waste Manager and has worked at WRAP since 2004.
Lisa Foster is the Sustainable Packaging Manager for Coca-Cola European Partners in Great Britain, leading on the delivery of the Sustainable Packaging commitments in their This is Forward Sustainability Action Plan. She has over 18 years of experience in waste and recycling working in local government where she has led the design, commissioning, and ongoing management of various waste and environmental services contracts. She has also worked on a range of behaviour change campaigns to increase recycling levels, reduce contamination and has commissioned and managed a large-scale waste prevention and recycling incentive scheme to encourage good waste practices amongst householders.
Tim Cooper is Professor of Sustainable Design and Consumption at Nottingham Trent University. For the past twenty years he has undertaken multidisciplinary research on issues relating to product lifetimes, embracing sustainable design, consumer behaviour, public policy and environmental values. He is editor of Longer Lasting Products (Routledge, 2010) and initiated the biennial PLATE (Product Lifetimes and the Environment) conferences. His research has been funded by the European Commission, the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council, Defra and WRAP, and has included collaborative projects with industry in the clothing and electronic goods sectors.
Jürgen Blondeel is the Deputy Director at Komosie (member of the RReuse network). He studied Applied Economics, Business Data Processing and Applied Ethics. Jürgen has been supporting the development of ‘De Kringwinkel’, the largest social franchise in Europe with a focus on reuse, in Belgium for more than 10 years.
Dr Terry Tudor is an Associate Professor in sustainable waste management at the University of Northampton. He has over 15 years’ experience undertaking research and consultancy in the fields of sustainability and circular economy in a range of sectors, including healthcare and food services. He has undertaken work with both private and public sector organisations in the UK and abroad (e.g. Waste and Resources Action Programme, Defra and the European Commission). He is a member of the Chartered Institution of Wastes Management (CIWM).