Meet our expert

Sarah Edwards


Sarah has been working in this field for over 25 years and set up Eunomia’s North American business in 2017. She draws on her broad operational experience from the collection and disposal sectors to deliver complex programs and projects, which involve a wide range of stakeholders, competing priorities and commercial drivers.

About Sarah

Sarah works on several large policy and planning related projects across the United States and Canada. She has set the design principles for an Extended Producer Responsibility policy for packaging and paper products in Alberta. She also carried out a cost-benefit analysis of a container deposit system for non-alcoholic beverages to support existing kerbside services in Ontario.

As well as best-in-class research around the economic benefits of recycling and waste management, she has applied her extensive expertise to the design of recycling transfer stations and associated facilities across North America. Sarah developed US-specific food waste action guides for waste prevention, recovery and recycling for the food service and restaurant sector on behalf of non-profit ReFED. She also assessed the financial impact on municipalities of a proposal by the New York State Governor to expand the container deposit system, amongst other projects.

Sarah is the Chair of the Plastic Free Waters Partnership, a non-profit seeking to reduce marine plastics in New York and New Jersey.