Margaret Bates
Margaret Bates
Executive Director
OPRL

As OPRL (the On-Pack Recycling Label) membership and services continued to rapidly expand, the not-for-profit appointed Professor Margaret Bates as its first full time executive director in 2019. Before joining OPRL, Margaret was Professor of Sustainable Wastes Management at the University of Northampton. She has been involved in wastes management for 30 years and undertook her PhD on landfill microbiology. She is a Chartered Waste Manager, an International Wastes Manager and a Chartered Environmentalist. She is a very well-known figure in the waste industry, having also held the post of CIWM president in 2016/17 and chair of CIWM’s executive committee.