Sophie Walker UX Copenhagen 2020
Sophie Walker UX Copenhagen 2020

About the speaker

COO and Co-Founder

Sophie is the enthusiastic COO and Co-Founder of Dsposal (, a clean-tech company whose mission is to empower people to make better decisions with their resources and waste by increasing transparency and accountability to make a positive impact on our environment.

She’s passionate about sustainability and draws on her varied background and experiences. Born in Tamil Nadu, India, she spent her early years on rural development projects before moving to North Devon, UK. Prior to founding the company in 2016, Sophie gained a degree in Conflict Resolution, cycled 8700 miles around North America and enjoyed a winding career encompassing logistics and supply chain, the food industry and sustainability. She brings a fresh pair of eyes and breadth of experience to her new-found passion for the waste and resources industry. She was voted joint 5th in the 2019 Resource Hot 100, is the secretary of the Waste Compliance Taskforce and is an alumna of the CSC Leaders Programme.

About the talk 

Waste is something that every single one of us creates but very few of us really understand and that has led to a plethora of environmental issues (plastic pollution, illegal exports, open dumping and burning, pollution of waterways, inefficient resource use to name a few). Many people make bad decisions, even illegal decisions, around their waste and it’s not surprising when waste management is complex and the supply chains opaque. At Dsposal we believe that if we want people to do the right thing with their waste, we need to make it easy for them. How can we use design and UX to change behaviour and make waste something that anyone can understand and engage with? This talk will explore ways in which we have tried to do that in the UK and highlight some examples of good and bad practice from around the world from a non-designer perspective.


Twitter: @Sophie_COO


Twitter: @YourDsposal