Peter T. Jones

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"Peter T Jones was until recently a Director of Biffa Waste Services Limited with specific responsibilities in external affairs and strategy development. He has 18 years’ experience in the waste industry - all with Biffa - before which he has worked in the welding, pallet hire, parcels and industrial gases sectors. He is a member of the Chartered Institutes of Marketing, Transport, and Wastes Management, and operates in roles demanding specific skills in the development and management of change processes in sectors undergoing substantial upheaval due to competitive, regulatory, or other pressures. He qualified from Nottingham University as an industrial economist in 1969.

"As former chair of the Royal Society of Arts Environment Committee, Peter was instrumental in proposing to the RSA Council that it should develop the Domestic Tradeable Carbon Quota programme (CarbonLimited) and he plays an active part (as a Fellow) in that programme.

"In the environmental arena Peter is chair of the DEFRA/DTI Resource Efficiency KTN which he carried on from the chairmanship of the Mini-Waste Faraday. He also sits on the DEFRA New Technologies Demonstrator Programme, their Data Advisory Panel, and the Sustainable Consumption and Production Taskforce (for which he chairs a subcommittee looking at the issues around distributed energy systems in the UK). He has also given evidence to a range of Parliamentary Select Committees over the years on the subjects of waste, sustainability, resource efficiency, and other issues relating to future environmental challenges faced by society.

"In the charitable sector, Peter is a Trustee of Waste Watch and Global Action Plan, as well as being on the Advisory Committee of the Resource Recovery Forum. "[1]

"Peter works as the Special Advisor on the Mayor of London’s Waste and Recycling Board. He's a Director of the DEFRA/DTI Resource Efficiency Board, and is also a Non-Executive Director of the National Non–Food Crop Centre, a think tank specializing in biogenic material use.

"Peter sits on the Waste and Resources Advisory Panel of Climate Change Capital – one of the largest clean tech venture capital funds. He is Chairman of Waste2Tricity and Chair of a specialist group looking at a Zero Waste economy for Advantage West Midlands."[2]


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  1. Network for Africa About, organizational web page, accessed June 19, 2012.
  2. One Earth Innovation About, organizational web page, accessed June 19, 2012.
  3. WWF UK Council of Ambassadors, organizational web page, accessed March 27, 2012.
  4. Policy Connect Board, organizational web page, accessed September 17, 2012.