Welcome to Beyond Waste

Beyond Waste is a dynamic research and consulting organisation created to make an active contribution to the global transition from a waste economy to a resource economy.

We do this by offering advice, facilitation and training services. We work at the cutting edge of rapidly evolving waste and resource management policy.

Beyond Waste aims to work with and empower its clients to inspire them to think beyond their most immediate problems. All too often the 'important' can get swamped by the 'urgent'.

Beyond Waste: Far sighted | deep thinking | straight talking

What we do

Beyond Waste was founded by Alan Potter, a Chartered Waste Manager with over 25 years experience dealing with environmental compliance issues.

Through our proven research capability we set out to obtain the evidence our clients require to enable them to make the right decisions for the future.

Through our regulatory compliance expertise we support our clients to keep their business risk under control.

Through our facilitation and negotiation skills, we work to build consensus with an outcome beneficial for all.


  • Your input on this has been very much appreciated, and thanks once again for keeping me up to speed throughout the process.

    - Principal Minerals and Waste Planning Officer, West Berkshire Council

  • Many thanks for your continued support... You have achieved far more in a few months than we achieved in two years.

    - NetRegs development project manager, Enivronment Agency

  • Absolutely professional - I can see we are in good hands.

    - Pathway to Zero Waste

  • This is a phenomenally important piece of work.

    - Professor Pat Harvey

  • You've done a terrific job.

    - Another satisfied client.

  • You've achieved more in 3 months than we achieved in 3 years!

    - A satisfied client

  • We chose the right specialist consultancy to do the job.

    - John Lewis Partnership

Beyond Waste

Suite 2, Freshfield Hall,
The Square, Forest Row,
East Sussex, RH18 5ES



Tel: +44 (0) 1342 825300