Euston Ling, BE(Chem), MBT, FCIWM
Head of Technical Assurance for the North London Heat & Power Project
North London Waste Authority
Dipl.-Ing. Martin Steiner
TBU Environmental Engineering Consultants
Waste & Recycling Manager, Waste & Cleansing
Westminster City Council
Falsify Your Data – But Do It Properly:
Key Examples of Preconceptions, Misinterpretation, and Errors – Both Intentional and Unintentional.
So svojimi dátami môžete čarovať – ale uistite sa, že to robíte správne:
Kľúčové príklady predsudkov, nesprávnej interpretácie a chýb – zámerných aj neúmyselných.
People habitually use data on waste that is erroneous, misleading, incomplete or based on preconceptions. This leads to issues that can (easily) be avoided.
B.E. Chem (Hons), MBT, FCIWM
Euston Ling holds a Bachelor of Chemical Engineering degree and a Masters of Business and Technology. He is a Fellow of the Chartered Institution of Wastes Management and is a Centre Councilor on their London and Southern Counties Centre Council.
With over 30 years of experience in the UK and international solid waste management and sustainable resource sector, Euston is employed by the North London Waste Authority as their Planning and Technical Manager, and the Head of Technical Assurance for the delivery of the Authority’s new Resource Recovery Facility, and replacement Energy Recovery Facility which will be capable of treating 700,000 tonnes of residual waste per year from 2026 onwards. As part of this role, Euston has responsibility for the assurance of new facilities from planning and concept designs, through to construction and commissioning, and then onto longer term asset management.
Prior to working at NLWA, Euston worked for a number of consultancies providing technical advice to local authorities throughout the UK and overseas. Euston also worked for the major public sector waste management company in New South Wales, Australia, where he had lead accountability for waste and recycling sorting, processing, and disposal arrangements for the Sydney 2000 Olympics. Prior to this, Euston worked for a number of years in Hong Kong on a major landfill site, and the remediation of former landfills in Sydney.
North London Waste Authority
North London Waste Authority (NLWA) is a statutory public authority, committed to serving over two million north London residents in Barnet, Camden, Enfield, Hackney, Haringey, Islington, Waltham Forest.
NLWA’s work includes:
- Managing waste transportation and disposal on behalf of seven north London boroughs
- Managing recycling collected by our seven boroughs
- Promoting waste minimisation and recycling to preserve resources
Our aim is to preserve the resources and the environment today and for future generations. We are committed to innovation and careful planning to ensure we manage waste resources effectively and sustainably. We work with residents, schools and businesses to promote waste minimisation and recycling to preserve resources and reduce the amount of waste that has to be disposed of.
For the waste that cannot be recycled we manage this at Edmonton EcoPark in our energy from waste facility. The EcoPark has diverted 21 million tonnes of rubbish from landfill since 1971. It has served north London well, but now the facility needs updating to make sure we can keep treating north London’s rubbish for another 50 years, stop it being buried in the ground, and recover more energy from our waste. The North London Heat and Power Project is NLWAs redevelopment for the site which started construction in 2019 and includes a replacement energy recovery facility, facilities for recycling and a public reuse and recycling centre, opening the EcoPark for residents to take their waste to for the first time.
Martin maintains a degree from the Technical University Berlin in Environmental Engineering (specialization solid waste and water resources management) and has been an independent consultant specializing in waste management for over 30 years.
His work focuses on the conception, optimization as well as the technical and economic testing and integration of recycling and waste treatment plants. Another focus of his work has always been the planning and development of sustainable waste management systems – 30 years ago in Austria, Germany and northern Italy, today in Southeastern Europe and wherever the need is shifting to… (just now: in Africa).
The conference in Strbske Pleso has become a fixed date in his calendar with the opportunity to bring together and meet experienced colleagues in a pleasant environment.
Jarno is a member of the United Kingdom’s Chartered Institute of Waste Management and a specialist in local authority waste management. He holds a double degree in Facilities Management and has over 17 years’ experience in resource and waste management.
As Waste and Recycling Manager for Westminster City Council he looks after its waste management provisions that provide services to a resident population of 250,000, 34,000 businesses as well as 1 million daily visitors, commuters, and tourists.
Jarno is the current Secretary of the National Association of Waste Disposal Officers (NAWDO). NAWDO is the primary network for senior local authority waste managers with statutory responsibilities for waste disposal. It represents the interests of the client side of waste management for LA waste disposal authorities.
Westminster City Council
Westminster City Council is the local authority serving the heart of London. The City of Westminster stretches from Pimlico and Victoria in the south through the West End, Marylebone and Bayswater to Paddington and Queen’s Park in the north-west. It includes the capital’s principal areas of government, shopping, entertainment and tourism and the headquarters of innumerable commercial and professional organisations together with extensive residential areas of all types.
The resident population now stands at approximately 255,000 but it is estimated that about 1 million people set foot in Westminster at some time during the day. There are also tens of thousands of people who live in the city for short periods or on a part-time basis who are not included in the permanent resident population.
The City Council employs about 4,800 staff who work flexibly over a number of office and site locations, almost all of them within the city boundaries.
Westminster City Council employs 700 waste management staff which on a 24/7/365 basis collect 200,000 tonnes of waste and recycling each year, sweep and flush 10,000km of streets every week, remove 22km2 of graffiti and flyposting and clear up around 700 tonnes of litter after major events.