Hot 100 2016: Who are the shining stars of waste?

It's awards season, so this year our annual power list pays homage to the glamourous world of Hollywood. Here, you'll find out who the voting public thinks is currently playing a starring role in the world of resources.

We asked members of the waste and resource industry, as well as anyone else with a keen interest in the world of resources, to nominate and vote for those that have played a starring role in the industry this year.

After receiving thousands and thousands of votes, your final list can be found below. The names on the list show the vast array of characters making an impact on waste, with government – central, local and devolved – industry, the third sector, campaign groups, the blogosphere and media all represented. Alongside each name is a quote from an adoring fan.

So without further ado, here is your Resource Hot 100 for 2016...

And so EAC Chair Mary Creagh takes the top spot in this year’s list. 

In the past year, the EAC has taken the government to task over the issue of plastic microbeads, delivered a stinging rebuke to the Treasury for putting short-term priorities over long-term sustainability, highlighted the need to protect the environment post-Brexit (by ensuring vital EU-driven safeguards don’t turn to ‘zombie legislation’), questioned the intentions of the Green Investment Bank prospective buyer Macquarie, and even volunteered to test the Winnow smart food waste meter in her home, in an effort to end the nation’s scandalous waste of edible food.

You can find a full profile of Creagh in our news story announcing the list’s top 10.

Congratulations to all the stars who were voted onto the list this year.

You can see lists from previous years below.

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