David Newman is the President of the World Biogas Association since late 2016 and also manages the Bio-Based and Biodegradable Industries Association in the UK. BBIA is a partner in the EU project Res Urbis. Previously he was President of ISWA for 4 years and has worked on biowaste recovery and recycling since 1998. He has worked on national and European legislation and was part of the team that worked to develop the EU carrier bags directive. He also manages his own consultancy that works for several companies, helping to develop partnerships for their environmentally sustainable technologies and applications.