Lucy is the Executive Director of East Manchester Environment & Resources Group (Emerge), and was one of its founder members in 1996. She has built the organisation and its team to the £600k turnover charitable group it is today. An original pioneer of waste recycling services in Manchester, EMERGE is an environmental charity with over 16 years experience of empowering individuals, businesses and communities to reduce, re-use and recycle (the 3Rs). Passionate about conserving resources, improving the environment, and making our local communities sustainable, their knowledge and expertise of reusing, recycling and reducing waste make the EMERGE team the one stop shop '3Rs' experts in Greater Manchester. EMERGE also runs FareShare North West to support communities to address food poverty and food waste.