Beverley Thorpe

Consulting Co-Director, Communications & Advocacy

Beverley Thorpe

Beverley has researched and promoted clean production strategies internationally since 1986 and was a co-founder of the United Nations Environment Programme for Cleaner Production. She was the first Clean Production liaison and technical expert for Greenpeace International on chemical and waste issues and during this time initiated the first English language campaigns against PVC plastic and PVC waste and helped achieve a global ban on ocean incineration of hazardous wastes. In 2001 she worked with the US farming community and produced videos and reports to highlight the risks of GMO crops. Her work to advance Extended Producer Responsibility policy catalyzed the uptake of this zero-waste strategy in the USA and she is co-author of Clean Production Action's toolkit on producer take-back. Her current focus is the promotion of Green Chemistry within government policy and company practices and she continues to train, teach and publish materials that advance clean production strategies internationally. Beverley received her degree in Geography from Leicester University, UK and is a regular guest lecturer at Lund University, Sweden. She is a current board member of the Green Chemistry Network in the UK, Story of Stuff in the US and Greenpeace Canada.