Clear Public Space Ltd. was formed by Luke Douglas-Home. He decided to try and tackle the endemic problem of waste that he saw during his years of working for Romanian NGO, following three years of research.
What we do
Our program dramatically improves recycling rates and clears public spaces of litter. This a “model for surrounding communes [councils]” and councillors and Mayors believe that “Romania needs this project!” (Mayor Of UNESCO-listed village). Romania’s Ambassador to the UK said that he hoped “the model could be taken up throughout the world”.
Our team is led by Luke Douglas-Home, with the support of Iolanda Alexandru, they have assembled a growing team of consultants, advisers in Romania and the UK, in the departments of (i) Monitoring and Evaluation (of our projects) (ii) coordination (iii) communication. Now, with newly-formed ‘Asociaţia Un Viitor fără Gunoi’ our members grow monthly!
Managing Director CPSL & President of the NGO “Un Viitor fără Gunoi”
Luke Douglas-Home worked for Mihai Eminescu Trust 2001-5, as director. He suffered a catastrophic accident in 2005 and has made an amazing recovery: for which he is universally grateful to hospitals in Brasov, Bucharest and London. Thus, his emotional attachment to Romania – ”I received healthcare there, like few others –and few said I would be able to talk and walk, let alone think. Heathcare was the most important factor behind my remarkable recovery, apart from my wife Christina!” he says.
Running the project ‘A Future without Rubbish’ through Asociaţia Un Viitor fără Gunoi and Clear Public Space Ltd, he likens to running the London Half Marathon, which he has done twice. “We have had to dig deep in both, and both require stamina and fortitude”
Project and Office coordinator
Iolanda manages the day-to-day office operations and coordinates the projects in Romania. She is born in Romania and living in the UK for 11 years. Currently studying Business Management in London, with particular interests in waste management and behavioural change.