Contact Sandy Rodger


With 40 years in business, reaching senior roles with Unilever, Diageo, the Ellen MacArthur Foundation, and the Toilet Board Coalition, Sandy has extensive experience of manufacturing, supply chains, and product development, and latterly of the Circular Economy. This builds on his engineering studies (Cambridge), MBA (Open University), and MSc (UCL) in Environmental Systems Engineering.

Sandy has set up two global Circular Economy projects - the New Plastics Economy (on plastic packaging), and the Sanitation Economy (on the biological and water cycles), and advised public and private sector organisations. He has written, broadcast, spoken, and facilitated multiple discussions on the Circular Economy. He is a Visiting Fellow at Cranfield University and teaches regularly at UCL.

Research opportunities

Opportunities to design products for their after-use phase to be a benign fate in the biosphere - food (obviously food waste, but including human waste too), and also packaging, sanitary products, paper, textiles, and more.

Opportunities for holistic biological waste systems capable of recovering nutrients (for return to the soil), bioenergy, and clean water from any/all of the above product types.

Current activities

Sandy's primary aim is to help business leaders adopt and develop the Circular Economy. After a recent spell of research he is building a portfolio of teaching and advisory work, including his role as a Visiting Fellow at Cranfield University.


Ellen MacArthur Foundation

Toilet Board Coalition


World Business Council for Sustainable Development

Zero-Waste Scotland


Cranfield University