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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

March 2019

New Victorian Regulations Released Early

The Victorian Government is releasing new environmental regulations earlier than expected. The new environmental regulations will form a key pillar for increased EPA enforcement powers and tougher penalties, particularly when it comes to environmental risk prevention. In short, the new regulations will provide the EPA with expanded powers to regulate businesses to reduce the risk … Continue reading New Victorian Regulations Released Early

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March 2019

ACOR Briefing Paper: Mandatory Product Stewardship Schemes

While all schemes can be improved, the current regulated take-back programs are producing good results, and there has been no demonstrable consumer concern about their cost. Under the Product Stewardship Act 2011, schemes can be established to manage different products and materials in order to reduce their life-cycle impacts on the environment and on human … Continue reading ACOR Briefing Paper: Mandatory Product Stewardship Schemes

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February 2019

Commonwealth Games’ Legacy for Queensland

It’s coming up to 12 months since the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games were delivered and many of the positive outcomes are still felt throughout the city. Three core sustainability themes identified for GC2018 were to source responsibly, manage impacts and inspire inclusion. Significant tangible benefits were delivered in regard to infrastructure improvements, world class … Continue reading Commonwealth Games’ Legacy for Queensland

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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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Articles we are featured in

February 2019

For the cost of a cup of tea, you could recycle your kettle

The Sydney Morning Herald

September 2018

Steward of change: Stewardship tools and economic outcomes

Inside Waste - BEN Online

May 2018

Equilibrium release kerbside market assessment tool

Waste Management Review

March 2018

Equilibrium’s downstream supply chain service

Waste Management Review

December 2017

Making electronics stewardship circular

Waste Management Review

September 2017

Stewardship for safety and environment

Inside Waste - BEN Online

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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Kensington Victoria 3031

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Varsity Lakes

Queensland 4227

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