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Welcome to the Waste Community of Practice

Convenor:

Paul Monk
Waste Manager
Queen Mary University of London
p.monk@qmul.ac.uk 

Biography
Paul Monk has been in waste management for 17 years, starting out classifying and packing hazardous waste for transport to disposal facilities before branching out into healthcare waste and then recycling.

During these 17 years Paul has introduced mixed recycling into labs and worked with external disposal contractors to reclassify autoclaved waste as an offensive waste stream which influenced national healthcare guidance.

He introduced a reuse scheme which saved the university £92,000 in two years after its introduction and prevented 5 tonnes of waste from disposal.

He has won a CIWM Award for Innovative Practice in Waste Management and Resource Recovery and an S-Labs Award for reuse of equipment within laboratories.

Paul has been Waste Manager at Queen Mary University of London for two years where his current focus is looking at ways to reduce waste and maximise the value of waste as resource.

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