Margaret Bates, OPRL
Margaret Bates
Executive Director

Margaret Bates joined OPRL in 2020, previously she was Professor of Sustainable Wastes Management at the University of Northampton where she still has a visiting role.  She has been involved in wastes management for over 30 years and undertook her PhD on landfill microbiology.  She is a Chartered Waste Manager, an International Wastes Manager, a Chartered Environmentalist and a Fellow of IOM3.  Margaret has travelled the world looking at waste issues and has advised governments, businesses and NGO on sustainable resource and waste management.