Margaret Bates

Professor Sustainable Wastes Management, University of Northampton

Margaret Bates is Professor Sustainable Wastes Management at the University of Northampton. She has been involved in wastes management for over 25 years and undertook her PhD on landfill microbiology. She is a Chartered Wastes Manager, an International Wastes Manager and a Chartered Environmentalist. Margaret is currently chair of the Chartered Institution of Wastes Management (CIWM) Scientific and Technical Committee, and in 2016 will become President of CIWM. She is part of the REBUS (Resource Efficient Business Models) team and is also undertaking research with manufacturers to develop sustainable wastes management systems in Africa.