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Communicating Sustainability / Environmental Assessment and Reporting

PACIA, the peak body representing Australia’s plastics and chemical industries, is successfully assisting its member companies and industries to strive towards leadership in health, safety and environmental performance through innovative approaches and sustainability programs.

PACIA, the peak body representing Australia’s plastics and chemical industries, is successfully assisting its member companies and industries to strive towards leadership in health, safety and environmental performance through innovative approaches and sustainability programs. The Carbon Solutions project is a key component in the sustainability program for members, supported through the Sustainability Covenant with EPA Victoria, and in collaboration with other stakeholders including the Victorian Department of Sustainability and Environment, Sustainability Victoria and VECCI (through Carbon Down). Its purpose is to assist members with the challenges of adapting to a new energy and low carbon emission future.

Equilibrium’s engagement by PACIA is to:

  • Provide information on both practical and technically complex options for adopting reduced energy consuming/low carbon emission technologies.
  • Undertake carbon auditing to benchmark business performance and establish the carbon intensity of products/services.
  • Assist members with identifying and adopting low energy/carbon emission technologies and preparing a brief report outlining the outcomes of any analysis and provide recommendations where appropriate.
  • Verify and complete energy management plans, assist in the presentation of the results and establish recommendations through a combination of workshops, survey or scenario planning sessions (which may include addressing behaviour and/or attitudes to energy consumption).
  • Hold a series of Carbon Solutions Forums. There have been six successful Forums to date (over 2010-2011), with an average attendance of fourty people per forum.
Child Car Safety Seat Recycling

Equilibrium recently trialled a Child Car Safety Seat Recovery Program that offered parents a free and environmentally-friendly option for disposing of their old child car restraints.

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National Greenhouse and Energy Reporting (NGER Report)

The project involved preparing and submitting the NGER report using energy use/ greenhouse gas emissions database relevant to the 2016/17 financial year for all operational sites.

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Carbon reporting for NAB sites

The project involved undertaking quarterly reporting of energy use, carbon emissions and Telstra-supplied equipment on NAB premises.

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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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Environmental Management System development

Equilibrium was engaged to undertake an environmental audit and review in order to assess the current environmental performance of the stadium’s and associated administration buildings.

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Material Recovery Compliance for the National Television and Computer Recycling Scheme

Equilibrium supported the Department by undertaking a review of material recovery reporting under the NTCRS and developing a manual and tool for on-going checking of reported material recovery rates.

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Carbon Baseline Assessment and Management Plan

The project involves delivering a carbon responsible Games through the development of a Carbon Baseline and Management Plan.

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Development of a Product Stewardship Assessment Methodology

The Department of the Environment and Energy has engaged Equilibrium to assist the Department with the development of a product stewardship assessment methodology

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Downstream Vendor Verification Program Guidelines

The project required extensive research, analysis and development of a Downstream Vendor Verification Program Guidelines to provision environmentally sound use of end-of-life-tyres.

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Environment Engagement and Communications

Equilibrium was engaged to provide on-going support to assist Telstra with engagement and communications on its environmental strategy and with internal and external stakeholders.

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