About Sam Taylor

Sam Taylor is a Senior Consultant at Eunomia Research & Consulting, and manages the company’s London office. He joined Eunomia in 2007 after previously working for the Environment Agency. He has worked extensively on energy, waste and sustainability issues and has detailed knowledge of the many regulatory and policy instruments at both national and EU level. Sam's research has focused on a range of areas including Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS), characterisation of waste arisings, waste management technologies, marine planning, due diligence and environmental permitting. He is responsible for managing and contributing to a range of consultancy projects and has provided high-quality strategic advice to both public and private sector clients

Waste Management Implications of 3D Printing

The rapid deployment of 3D printing is one of the most exciting developments since the appearance of the smart phone. This is technology with some serious potential to change how and where goods are manufactured, transforming supply chains. The New Scientist has gone so far as to herald 3D printing, also known as additive manufacturing, as ushering in a second industrial revolution. But is anyone thinking about how what this new development means for the waste sector? Whilst the technology is already being put to some dubious uses, the ability to manufacture pretty much anything wherever and whenever it’s needed is certainly appealing. Interest isn’t … Continue reading