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Equilibrium offers sustainability consulting, strategies, management and tools to improve your sustainability and help you grow. With more 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

November 2018

Fit for Purpose Tools in Resource Recovery

Fit for Purpose Tools in Resource Recovery Equilibrium’s managing director, Nick Harford is presenting this week at the 2018 WasteSA Resource Recovery Conference in Adelaide. It’s an excellent event typically attended by key players who know the industry and what is required to move it forward. The current climate confronting the waste and resource recovery … Continue reading Fit for Purpose Tools in Resource Recovery

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October 2018

NSW Government moves on Circular Policy

The goal of a circular economy is being discussed across sectors, industries and communities. Much of it with substance and strong intent, but some of it superficial and simplistic. Most importantly, there is a recognition that new patterns of production and consumption are essential. This is especially relevant if we as an economy and community … Continue reading NSW Government moves on Circular Policy

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September 2018

Waste of a Word

There is much more to the word we know as ‘waste’ and that means viewing resource recovery through a lens that creates value. At a recent conference I was speaking on how to track whether recyclables are really recycled when I got a great question: “When is something a waste, and when is it recycling?” … Continue reading Waste of a Word

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September 2018

Films for the Environment

Like many creative endeavours, environmental film making has a long history of storytelling through the lens. Few other mediums are able to capture the imagination of the public like the moving image. From documentaries which uncover ground-breaking ecological research, through to fictional movies that craft future scenarios of planetary destruction, environmental films can inform, educate, … Continue reading Films for the Environment

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    Australia's 2018 National Waste Policy has been released. It provides a framework for collective action by businesses, governments, communities and individuals until 2030. Details: https://lnkd.in/fjRd72z #policy #sustainability #waste #circulareconomy #recycling

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    Circular business models in plain English that go beyond a waste management perspective

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    Nick Harford presented at the WMAA conference in Adelaide this week and discussed Fit for Purpose Tools in Resource Recovery. Email Nick directly for a copy of his presentation: nick@equil.com.au #productstewardship #resourcerecovery #materials #productivity #sustainability

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    The goal of a circular economy is being discussed across sectors, industries and communities. The need for economy-wide action is essential and the NSW Government has commenced the policy reform process in a positive, step-wise manner. #circulareconomy #policy

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    The NSW Government is developing a Circular Economy Policy to deliver positive economic, social and environmental outcomes. Share your views and have a say. Read more: http://bit.ly/ce-NSW #circulareconomy #systemsthinking #transformation #sustainability #positive #government #disruption #system #redesign #ecodesign #sustainable #consumption

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Case Studies

Recycling Proposal and Contract Negotiations

The project involved assessing contract variation options for kerbside recycling in light of changes to the export market.

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Tyre Storage Compliance and Risk Base Audit Program

The project involved developing an audit program for Tyre Stewardships Australia’s compliance and risk base.

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Mary Kay Action Plan for the Australian Packaging Covenant

The project involved developing 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

The project involved delivering a materials efficiency assessment through research and data analyses and the provision of recommendations to improve processes.

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Photovoltaic Systems Stewardship Options Assessment

The project involves analysing PV Systems Stewardship Options for Sustainability Victoria. With stakeholder engagement and feasibility studies, various options will be analysed and recommendations provided.

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Research to identify suitable infrastructure for waste reduction in Western Australian High Schools

The project involved conducting extensive desktop research and stakeholder engagement to report on suitable waste infrastructure for Western Australian High Schools.

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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

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.

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.

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.

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Kensington Victoria 3031

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