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Equilibrium offers sustainability consulting, strategies, management and tools to improve your sustainability and help you grow. With more than 30 years collective experience in environmental management and sustainability, we bring together practical services and products that support sustainability, reputation and innovation.

Environment and sustainability

Equilibrium can assist you to improve your organisational performance and reputation from within.

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Compliance and Management

Equilibrium brings together practical services and products that support sustainability and innovation.

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Climate change and carbon

Equilibrium offers unique insight, developed over many years, to help your organisation operate with a carbon constrained economy while realising the benefits of reducing your climate change impacts.

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Engagement, communications, and Government

Equilibrium has extensive experience in Government environment and sustainability processes and can align this knowledge to assist you achieve your organisational goals.

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Recent BLOGS

March 2020

Recycling Victoria: A New Economy

The Victorian Government is seeking to improve the performance of the waste and recycling sector, and has released a 10-year policy and action plan – Recycling Victoria – to reform the system with a focus on the circular economy. Victoria exports approximately 1.27million tonnes of paper, plastic and cardboard each year overseas, and this includes … Continue reading Recycling Victoria: A New Economy

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March 2020

Governments Move on Waste Exports

The Council of Australian Governments (COAG) held its 48th general meeting in Sydney on 13 MARCH 2020. The discussion focussed on several key issues of national significance including a ban on the export of waste plastic, paper, glass and tyres. The Communiqué released from the COAG meeting noted that: “Leaders agreed to introduce a ban … Continue reading Governments Move on Waste Exports

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March 2020

The Future of Waste and Recycling in NSW

Waste and recycling are firmly on the agenda at all levels of government. Various industries and sectors are also confronting the challenges and opportunities head-on, including an increasingly informed and aware public. In response, the NSW Government has commenced consultation on the development of a 20 year waste strategy as well as some very focused … Continue reading The Future of Waste and Recycling in NSW

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February 2020

Stewardship 2.0 Requires Circular Action

Australia must move beyond old school waste management models and embrace stewardship in support of circular solutions, writes Equilibrium’s John Gertsakis. Product stewardship and waste reduction have reached a new level in Australia. Recent announcements by the Federal Government place these issues firmly on the national agenda. Prime Minister Morrison has not only appointed an … Continue reading Stewardship 2.0 Requires Circular Action

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Case Studies

Green Bear Maribyrnong Planning Application

Green Bear requested Equilibrium to develop a council planning application for their light-fraction processing facility in Maribyrnong. The application assessed the facility against the Local Planning Scheme.

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Waste Recycling Industry Queensland – Queensland Secondary Resources Forum

Equilibrium was invited to present at the Queensland Secondary Resources Forum, focusing on Queensland’s Waste Recycling Industry.

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Beverage Packaging; Material Selection and Sustainability

Remedy Kombucha requested a packaging assessment of their beverages from Equilibrium. The project involved assessing the environmental impact of Remedy Kombucha’s primary beverage packaging materials, including aluminium cans, PET bottles and glass bottles.

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Recycling Proposal and Contract Negotiations

Equilibrium assisted EastWaste with recycling contract negotiations. We assessed contract variation options for kerbside recycling in light of changes to the export market, and provided various recommendations to EastWaste.

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Mary Kay Action Plan for the Australian Packaging Covenant

Mary Kay Cosmetics engaged Equilibrium to develop an Action Plan for the Australian Packaging Covenant (APC). This Action Plan outlined the packaging sustainability and waste reduction commitments of Mary Kay Australia.

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Materials Efficiency Assessment

Equilibrium delivered a materials efficiency assessment to Dulux Group through research and data analyses as well as the provision of recommendations to improve processes.

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About us

Equilibrium is a sustainability strategies and management company. We bring together expertise and experience across environmental knowledge, corporate, technical, government and communications to offer practical strategies and solutions that enhance sustainability, innovation and reputation.

Nicholas Harford

Managing Director; Principal Corporate &
Social Responsibility

BA (Communications), MA (Journalism)

Nick is a sustainability and corporate affairs professional who has worked across Government, corporate and media. With a focus on using a sustainability
platform to leverage business development, customer relations and corporate reputation, Nick has a record of successfully aligning improved commercial,
environmental, social and regulatory expectations with organisational goals and outcomes.

Prior to this Nick was Group General Manager Environment at Visy and previously worked as a corporate affairs manager in the recycling, manufacturing and
telecommunications industries and was an adviser to the New South Wales
Minister for the Environment and the Commonwealth Attorney General.

 

nick@equil.com.au

Damien Wigley

General Manager; Principal Environmental Management & Carbon Reduction

BSc (App Chem), MBA

Damien is an experienced carbon strategies and environmental management consultant. He has worked for and held senior and executive positions with a number of large national and multinational consultancies providing strategic advice on environmental management issues with a particular focus on the
impacts and opportunities of climate change.
He has implemented carbon emission measurement and reduction
management plans to address environmental and business risks for a large number of clients. Damien’s skills extend to identifying opportunities for energy, water and waste efficiencies taking into account behaviour related issues,
barriers to implementation and operational changes, particularly within
manufacturing environments.

damien@equil.com.au

John Gertakis

Director of Communications

John is a communications and sustainability professional focused on responsible prosperity and effective stakeholder engagement. He is a solution-oriented pragmatist with a long history in product stewardship policy and implementation. John thrives on interaction with business, communities and government and is an Honorary Fellow of the Design Institute of Australia. He authored Australia’s first report on e-waste recycling in 1995 titled: Short Circuiting Waste from Electronic Products.

Leigh Bernoth

Senior Environmental Consultant

Leigh is a sustainability professional with a career spanning 20 years working across the industrial/commercial business sectors, and government, including the development of highly successful business support programs whilst working for the Victorian Government.

 

 

 

Tom Pollock

Environmental Consultant

Tom is an environmental professional with a background in both environmental science and business management, and brings these skills to have an innovative outlook on environmental issues. In addition, Tom is an experienced and qualified Integrated Management Systems Lead Auditor.

Madelaine Waters

Environmental Consultant

Madelaine is a sustainability professional with a proficiency in data analysis, problem solving and knowledge transfer. In addition to her experience in environmental events and education, her work on  Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) resulted in a published chapter by the CSIRO.

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