Michael Lenaghan

Michael Lenaghan

Company: Zero Waste Scotland

Job title: Environmental Policy Advisor


Michael is a leading expert in lifecycle analysis and the circular economy in Scotland.  His work focusses on quantifying and communicating the opportunity of the circular economy to policy makers, business leaders and the public, both in Scotland and abroad.  Michael has helped countless companies integrate circular economy principles into their business operations, and regularly works with international partners to develop and promote the Carbon Metric, and a circular economy approach to waste and resource policy. Michael has written on wide range of issues related to the circular economy and climate change policy, including waste incineration, the insect and bio-economies, consumer packaging and behavioural change.  He also served as a lead contributor to Scotland’s Climate Change Strategy.

Before joining Zero Waste Scotland, Michael worked as Waste and Recycling Facilities Manager for the District of Oak Bay, in his home town of Victoria Canada. He received his BA in Environmental Studies and Political Science from the University of Victoria, and his MSc in Ecological Economics from the University of Edinburgh.


Open roundtables 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Choose your adventure: Open roundtable 1: Making circular real: How can we engage colleagues and consumers on the resource efficiency journey?  The vast majority of consumers and colleagues have never heard of the ‘circular economy’. It’s therefore no surprise that mainstreaming the concept remains a major challenge for business. This open roundtable discussion will see a group of industry experts discuss the…Read more

day: Day 3 – Net-Zero Resources