Emma Hallett is Team Leader for Wales’s Collaborative Change team, responsible for helping replicate the ‘Welsh Recycling Blueprint’ across Wales’s local authorities. Using source separation of recyclables at the kerbside and keeping, separation of food waste to keep all other materials clean, the blueprint ensures maximum quality for recyclable materials and has enabled Wales to rise from the worst performing recycler in Europe to be the 3rd best globally. The blueprint is a crucial step in moving from an extractive system of land degradation to a Circular Economy.
Emma was Operations Manager REalliance, helping engage with communities and the UK Government to, minimise unnecessary waste, reducing carbon impacts and increasing the recycling and reuse of resources. Before this Emma was General Manager at the UK’s Community Recycling Network (CRNUK) and Head of Head of Human Resources at the New Economics Foundation. A graduate from the University of Cambridge and a French and German speaker.