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The Independent Australian Sustainable Paper Procurement Guide assists buyers of printing and communication papers to make informed purchasing decisions.
It will help you avoid known pitfalls and issues that can result in unsustainable outcomes and have a negative impact on your business reputations and brands.
Equilibrium has partnered with pulp and paper market intelligence experts IndustryEdge to produce the Guide. It covers the widest possible range of sustainability issues, supplying both minimum and known best practice criteria. It includes commentary drawn from our team’s extensive consulting experience. It does not refer to or recommend any particular products or manufacturers.
Focus in this Guide is on printing and communication papers. A companion Guide will shortly be released for the tissue sector, which is similar, but has some important differences.
Individual copies are just AUD100 (plus GST in Australia) per copy, with multiple copies available at discount rates.
More information here
Equilibrium will be presenting at the Private Label Manufacturers Association upcoming event “Carbon tax and sustainability – building an in-depth understanding and competitive advantage for your business“
It will be held at the Stamford Plaza Hotel, Melbourne, 7th June 2012, 8:45am – 12:30pm.
The PLMA is bringing together a leading panel of experts covering the carbon tax legislation and its implications for the manufacturing, retail and consumer segments of the economy. The presentations will also cover the key steps to develop and implement a carbon strategy for your business.
“What is Carbon Tax and how does it affect your business? How will it impact your customer, suppliers and consumers?” – Peter Konidaris (Partner, Indirect Taxes, PwC)
“Developing and implementing your carbon strategy” – Damien Wigley (GM, Equilibrium)
“Retailers Perspective on Carbon Tax” – Holly Angell (Head of Energy and Sustainability, Coles)
Associate, Shane Gladigau, contributed to an article in the March edition of WME magazine related to social forces and corporate sustainability.
To read the article click here
The Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) and the Investor Group on Climate Change (IGCC) today launched the findings of the 2011 Carbon Disclosure Project: Australia & New Zealand report at Carbon Expo Australasia, being held in Melbourne. This snapshot of industry’s response to climate change comes ahead of the historic vote in the Senate tomorrow to pass Labor’s Clean Energy Future package.
The annual survey asks companies to measure and disclose what climate change means for their business and ranks them on the quality of information they release. Half of ASX 200 companies responded to this year’s survey, up 3% from last year.
The annual survey of Australia’s and New Zealand’s biggest companies finds 54% of ASX 100 companies that responded to the review already have their own emissions reduction targets in place, falling to 45 per cent across the ASX 200. Read the rest of this entry »
The Department of Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities would like to advise that the report; “Baseline analysis of mass balance rate of television and computer recycling in Australia” has been released onto the Department’s website. The report was prepared by Equilibrium.
The National Television and Computer Product Stewardship Scheme (the Scheme) was agreed to in November 2009 by all Australian governments through the Environment Protection and Heritage Council (EPHC). The Scheme aims to increase the collection, material recovery and recycling of end-of-life televisions, computers and computer peripherals to 80% by 2020-21. To achieve this, the Scheme will be underpinned by Regulations that will set enforceable collection-for-recycling targets. Read the rest of this entry »
Nick recently made a presentation around sustainability, regulation and the Clean Energy Future plan at the September meeting of the Australian Institute of Packaging…Read more
Andrew Grant, CEO of the CO2 Group, will be a guest on the 7PM Project on Wednesday 31 August. Tune in to find out more about Yonderr, a website where you can reduce your carbon footprint by purchasing accredited carbon offsets. They come guilt free and leave you knowing that you are really contributing to projects that actually remove carbon emissions from the atmosphere. Yonderr is the best place in the world to offset your carbon emissions. At home or work.
Improving the sustainability of a law firm has various ongoing benefits beyond reducing its environmental footprint.
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Players in the waste industry have an opportunity to shape the detail of the new National Waste Policy, according to an article from Nick Harford of Equilibrium OMG published in WME’s December edition.
The article discusses that while the development of the policy has been laborious, the real hard work will be in the implementation. Governments expect to have a comprehensive implementation plan and timeline for all 16 key policy strategies by the middle of 2010. Given that proposals need input and approval from all States, it means that practically industry players only have until late April or early May to get their ideas on the table.
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