A BARRY Island man has been voted as a leading environmentalist alongside the likes of Greta Thunberg and Sir David Attenborough.

Brian Mayne was included in the list Resource Hot 100 for his commitment to eliminating waste and emissions. Mr Mayne has been included in Resource Magazine’s annual list for a number of years, reaching number 28 in 2004. In the 2022 list, he made number 95.

Mr Mayne said: “I’m particularly pleased to make the top 100 this year as I’ve cut back on national public speaking engagements and writing articles and concentrated on supporting local organisations such as Friends of Barry Beaches, Barry Action for Nature and Valeways.”

The Resource Hot 100 has been celebrating the people they feel have made a difference each year since 2002 as voted for by waste and resources industry professionals.


Mr Mayne was identified in the 2022 list for ‘leading circular economy discussions across the home nations.’ He is a fellow of the Chartered Institution of Waste Management and the Royal Society of Arts, a chartered environmentalist and is recognised by the International Solid Waste Association as an international waste manager.

He is a director of his own environmental consultancy working with clients across the public, private and third sectors offering advice on the circular economy, waste management and behaviour change.

Mr Mayne also lectures and provides training on a range of environmental and waste subjects.

You can find the full Resource Hot 100 list here.