Professor of Sustainable Wastes Management,
The University of Northampton
Margaret Bates is Professor of Sustainable Wastes Management at the University of Northampton. She has been involved in wastes management for 30 years and undertook her PhD on landfill microbiology. She is a Chartered Waste Manager, an International Wastes Manager and a Chartered Environmentalist. Margaret is chair of the CIWM Scientific and Technical Committee of CIWM (Chartered Institution of Wastes Management). She is on the advisory board of the All Party Sustainable Resource Management Group and on the Scottish Expert Panel on Environmental Charging and Other Measures. Margaret has travelled the world looking at waste issues and has advised governments, businesses and NGO on sustainable resource and waste management. Margaret is very interested in wastes management in developing countries, in particular establishing ewaste and other infrastructure.