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Ed Cook

Ed Cook

Resources Futures (UK)


Ed has worked in the recycling industry for over 15 years. As the Managing Director of Network Recycling he has overseen the clearance of more than 350 events across the UK - including Glastonbury, Bestival, London 2012 Olympics, and Secret Garden Party - over a six-year period. 

In the last five years, Ed has concentrated his efforts on waste consultancy, where he leads resource efficiency projects aimed at increasing the value of waste and identifying intervention points in the materials' value chain. Most recently, he has been concentrating on international development projects involving the global plastics markets, and also the development of technology for use in low- and middle-income economies.   

Ed has an MSc in Waste and Resource Management from Cranfield University, where he is also a guest lecturer in mechanical-biological treatment technology. He is a qualified PRINCE2 Practitioner, Chartered Waste Manager and holds a CPC in International Road Freight Haulage.