Amy has worked in the waste and resource management sector for ten years, with significant roles in the Environment Agency, consultancies (RPS and WSP), and as an independent advisor, heading up her own company Melbury Environmental. She has specialised in bringing innovative technologies and projects to market, through technical problem solving and a deep understanding of the legislative framework that governs the waste industry.
As a regulator in the Environment Agency, Amy worked in an award winning partnerships project alongside WRAP, Defra, the Welsh Government, the Northern Ireland Environment Agency and Industry to develop a series of national ‘end of waste’ positions known as Quality Protocols. For the first 12 materials alone, the project has been predicted to divert 17 million tonnes of waste from landfill, preserve 14 million tonnes of raw materials and avert 2.1 million tonnes of carbon dioxide equivalent emissions – all by removing regulatory red tape and enabling waste to be used as a resource. Since leaving this role, Amy has worked with a variety of waste technology companies, including in pyrolysis and gasification to find better ways to treat and view ‘waste’. She helps a variety of of clients achieve, maintain and surrender their Environmental Permits.
For Mishergas, Amy will help secure the permit for the site and ensure the technology can meet stringent UK regulations for environmental and human health protection. She will also support the business to ensure end markets for the process outputs are secure to maximise resource recovery from the process.