Our Services

Eunomia offers commercially focused environmental management consultancy services
to public and private sector clients.

Waste & Recycling

Waste and Recycling Support

Eunomia are New Zealand’s foremost waste and recycling consultancy.  We have amassed a wealth of experience and expertise across all aspects of the sector and are ideally placed to advise and support organisations in their endeavours.


We work with local, regional, and central government as well as the private and community sectors.

Our waste and recycling support services include the following:

  • Service and facility research and design
  • Cost modelling
  • Market Analysis
  • Feasibility studies and business case development
  • Technology research and appraisal
  • Waste data collection and analysis
  • Research & design of waste prevention strategies and initiatives
  • Design and management of waste collection trials
  • Design and implementation of householder and user surveys
  • Design and management of public consultation processes
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Boss, Influential Ltd

Related Work

Microplastics from tyres

Ever wondered where the rubber on your tyres goes when it wears off? Eunomia Senior Consultant Dr Chiarina Darrah took part in a panel discussion on the problem of microplastics from tyre wear at this year’s Fully Charged Live. The festival of clean energy...

More Onshore Processing of Recycling?

The Ministry for the Environment has released the Situational Analysis report Eunomia wrote last year. Our work analysed the impact of China's moves to ban scrap material imports on the New Zealand recycling industry. You can download a copy here:...

Do We Have a Landfill Problem?

Recent events with the floods washing out the old Fox Glacier landfill and a large fire at Hampton Downs landfill have prompted the question: Do we have a landfill problem? Eunomia Senior Consultant, Lisa Eve spoke with Larry Williams on Newstalk ZB about the issue....

Climate Emergency: Reducing Carbon Emissions from Waste

Darebin City Council (DCC) in Melbourne, Australia were the first in the world to declare a climate emergency in December 2016. We have been appointed to help the council to determine what practical actions they can take to meaningfully reduce the amount of carbon...

Impact of China National Sword

Director Duncan Wilson presented on the Impact of China National Sword at this year's WasteMINZ conference in Christchurch.  The analysis concluded that, while the impact has been major so far, we are probably still only at the beginning of the changes that we will...

Waste to Energy – a Hot Topic

In the course of our work we talk to lots of council members, stakeholders, and members of the public. The topic of Waste to Energy comes up regularly.  Waste to Energy is common in many places overseas such as UK, parts of Europe, Japan, and it is becoming more...

Rebooting Recycling in Aotearoa

The discussion document Rebooting Recycling - What can Aotearoa do? has been released by WasteMINZ.  Eunomia worked with WasteMINZ and the recycling industry to develop the document. Overview: The collapse in international recycling markets has left the recycling...

Dr Dominic Hogg on China Recycling Crisis

Eunomia Chairman Dr Dominic Hogg was interviewed on BBC World about China's move to restrict imports of recycling. The restrictions are a wake up call for the recycling industry.  While they will cause some short term pain, they also could provide an incentive to move...

Waste Planning – The Future

In this article from Revolve magazine Duncan Wilson looks at the past and future of waste planning in New Zealand. The way we manage waste has evolved significantly over the last 30 years. Unfortunately not a lot of credit for that can go to our waste planning.  If we...

Waste Data Indicators – Now Available!

Waste Data Indicators are now available! If you want to compare your waste and recycling performance to what happens elsewhere you need to be sure your numbers mean the same things.  That is where the new Waste Data Framework Waste Indicators come in.  We have worked...

Policy & Strategy

Policy & Strategy

Eunomia develops coherent, fully-costed and forward thinking waste policies and strategies, at the national, regional and local level.  We are acknowledged as leading thinkers in Waste Management and Minimisation Planning and regulation.


Our policy and strategy services include the following:

  • Data compilation analysis and forecasting
  • Policy research
  • Evaluation of policy impacts
  • Strategy development including Waste Management and Minimisation Plans and Waste Assessments
  • Solid waste bylaws
  • Life Cycle Analysis/Cost Benefit Analysis
  • Analysis of climate change impacts
  • Analysis of financial and economic impacts
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Boss, Influential Ltd

Related Work

More Onshore Processing of Recycling?

The Ministry for the Environment has released the Situational Analysis report Eunomia wrote last year. Our work analysed the impact of China's moves to ban scrap material imports on the New Zealand recycling industry. You can download a copy here:...

Impact of China National Sword

Director Duncan Wilson presented on the Impact of China National Sword at this year's WasteMINZ conference in Christchurch.  The analysis concluded that, while the impact has been major so far, we are probably still only at the beginning of the changes that we will...

Waste to Energy – a Hot Topic

In the course of our work we talk to lots of council members, stakeholders, and members of the public. The topic of Waste to Energy comes up regularly.  Waste to Energy is common in many places overseas such as UK, parts of Europe, Japan, and it is becoming more...

Rebooting Recycling in Aotearoa

The discussion document Rebooting Recycling - What can Aotearoa do? has been released by WasteMINZ.  Eunomia worked with WasteMINZ and the recycling industry to develop the document. Overview: The collapse in international recycling markets has left the recycling...

Dr Dominic Hogg on China Recycling Crisis

Eunomia Chairman Dr Dominic Hogg was interviewed on BBC World about China's move to restrict imports of recycling. The restrictions are a wake up call for the recycling industry.  While they will cause some short term pain, they also could provide an incentive to move...

Waste Planning – The Future

In this article from Revolve magazine Duncan Wilson looks at the past and future of waste planning in New Zealand. The way we manage waste has evolved significantly over the last 30 years. Unfortunately not a lot of credit for that can go to our waste planning.  If we...

Waste Data Indicators – Now Available!

Waste Data Indicators are now available! If you want to compare your waste and recycling performance to what happens elsewhere you need to be sure your numbers mean the same things.  That is where the new Waste Data Framework Waste Indicators come in.  We have worked...

Local Government Waste Manifesto

Eunomia worked with the WasteMINZ TA Forum to develop a Local Government Waste Manifesto.  The Manifesto, released on 22 January 2018, sets out five key actions for Government that will enable real reductions in waste to landfill and reduce the costs borne by councils...

Zero Waste Events Guide – Free Download

Eunomia worked with Auckland Council to produce this zero waste events guide.  The guide is designed for the non-waste specialist, in particular event managers. It will help you reduce the amount of waste your events produce and work towards zero waste.    It also...

Waste Disposal Levy Research

New Zealand’s Waste Disposal Levy has been at $10 a tonne since its introduction. Research suggests there will be benefits if we increase the rate of the levy and how it is applied,

Sustainable Business

Sustainable Business

Eunomia works with organisations to help them understand and reduce their impact on the environment, whether through their own operations or through their products.

We have significant expertise in assessing the carbon footprints of different products and technologies, and how key assumptions and parameters can shift any analysis either in favour, or against, a given solution.


Our services include the following:

  • Market Analysis
  • Feasibility studies and business case development
  • Technology research and appraisal
  • Modelling of waste treatment technologies
  • Carbon footprinting
  • Cost Benefit Analysis
  • Life Cycle Assessment
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Boss, Influential Ltd

Related Work

Microplastics from tyres

Ever wondered where the rubber on your tyres goes when it wears off? Eunomia Senior Consultant Dr Chiarina Darrah took part in a panel discussion on the problem of microplastics from tyre wear at this year’s Fully Charged Live. The festival of clean energy...

Climate Emergency: Reducing Carbon Emissions from Waste

Darebin City Council (DCC) in Melbourne, Australia were the first in the world to declare a climate emergency in December 2016. We have been appointed to help the council to determine what practical actions they can take to meaningfully reduce the amount of carbon...

Waste to Energy – a Hot Topic

In the course of our work we talk to lots of council members, stakeholders, and members of the public. The topic of Waste to Energy comes up regularly.  Waste to Energy is common in many places overseas such as UK, parts of Europe, Japan, and it is becoming more...

Local Government Waste Manifesto

Eunomia worked with the WasteMINZ TA Forum to develop a Local Government Waste Manifesto.  The Manifesto, released on 22 January 2018, sets out five key actions for Government that will enable real reductions in waste to landfill and reduce the costs borne by councils...

LG Magazine Article about Waste Levy

Duncan Wilson is featured in the August issue of Local Government magazine, talking about the recent Eunomia report on New Zealand's waste levy. Click the button below to download a copy of the article.   [button...

Eunomia Levy Research in the Media

Our waste levy research report has generated a lot of interest.  Here are some links to media articles:   http://www.radionz.co.nz/national/programmes/ninetonoon/audio/201849672/take-make-dispose-calls-for-landfill-levy-hike...

Waste Disposal Levy Research

New Zealand’s Waste Disposal Levy has been at $10 a tonne since its introduction. Research suggests there will be benefits if we increase the rate of the levy and how it is applied,

Marine Plastics

Eunomia advocates implementing a series of ‘best in class’ measures addressing specific items that are clearly identifiable as contributors to marine litter, including deposit returns, levies on single use plastic items, a comprehensive ban on microbeads, and, using extended producer responsibility to require those placing plastics packaging on the market to bear the full economic cost of collecting and treating them.

Procurement

Procurement

Eunomia is able to support your organisation in the sustainable procurement of goods and services with particular expertise in waste and recycling procurement processes.

We have experience working for both private organisations responding to tenders, and in working with public and private sector organisations in specifying and managing procurement processes.


Our services include the following:

  • Bid support
  • Contract specification
  • Preparation of procurement plans
  • Preparation of procurement documentation
  • Management of procurement processes
  • Evaluation and evaluation support
  • Negotiation and negotiation support
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Boss, Influential Ltd

Related Work

LG Magazine Article on Rubbish Collections

Rubbish collections are considered by many to be core council business. But the market has been changing. Rethinking old ways can deliver better economic, environmental and community outcomes. Read Duncan Wilson's article in Local Government magazine about council...

LG Article on Council vs Private Collections

The rise in popularity of private wheeled bin rubbish collections means an increasing number of councils in NZ are finding themselves with some tough decisions to make about how they provide services.  Duncan Wilson provides insight and perspective in this article for...