We are a project-focused social enterprise that aims to change behaviour towards recycling and correct separation through awareness activities in schools and communities, and through our business advisory service.
Clear Public Space was formed by Luke Douglas-Home in 2015. He decided to try and tackle the endemic problem of waste that he saw during his years of working for a Romanian NGO, following three years of research.
We have offices in UK and Romania, with a growing team of consultants and advisers in the departments of (i) monitoring and evaluation of our projects (ii) co-ordination (iii) communication. Now, with Asociaţia Un Viitor fără Gunoi and Association A Future without Rubbish, our members are growing monthly!
Managing Director CPSL
Luke was Executive Director of Mihai Eminescu Trust until 2005, when he suffered a catastrophic accident . He 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.
He likens running the initiatives to running the London Half Marathon, which he has done twice. “I have had to dig deep in both, and both require stamina and fortitude”.
Project and Office Co-ordinator
Iolanda manages the day-to-day office operations and co-ordinates the projects in Romania and the UK. She was born in Iași, Romania, and has lived in the UK since 2007. She is currently studying Business Management in London, with particular interests in waste management and behavioural change.