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Industry celebrates life of Chris Coggins

Tributes from across the waste sector have been paid to Chris Coggins who has died aged 69.

chris coggins

chris coggins

Coggins (pictured) had been involved in waste management research, consultancy and teaching since the 1980s.

He was lecturer and senior lecturer in geography, then reader in waste management at Luton College of Higher Education, which became a university, from 1972-97.

From 1993, he was also director of the institution’s Centre for Waste Management. He became director of the University of Sheffield’s Waste Management and Technology Centre until 2001 when he started his private waste management research consultancy, Wamtech, until his retirement.

Principal interests included waste composition and data, policy, market development for wastes as raw materials and technology options.

In 2015, he co-authored an article for MRW on the efficiency of large energy-from-waste plants.

This is a sample of tributes on Twitter:

 

 

Readers' comments (1)

  • Chris was always transparent and straightforward without any "spin" . A truly nice guy. Sad that he has died at such a young age .
    Paul Levett

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