Roland Thompson

Roland Thompson is the country manager for the UK & Ireland at Cyrkl, focused on improving the efficiency & sustainability of material use in the UK.

Roland is an expert in both waste management and recycling as well as the commercial and practical realities of low-impact material use.

His experience in the paper recycling industry has given him detailed knowledge of material sourcing, EPR systems, Municipal Solid Waste and logistics.

Across the public and private sectors, in processing, manufacturing, municipalities, and multinationals, Roland has a shrewd understanding of how to extract value from secondary materials, not only for the positive benefits to the environment but for measurable improvements to the bottom line.

Before joining Cyrkl, Roland left his Business Development Officer role at Mpact in South Africa to move to Madrid to get his MBA and work in renewable energy, he is also the current chair of the YPG at ISWA (International Solid Waste Association) helping to nurture the next generation of waste professionals.

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