Australia’s waste management services industry is in the growth phase of its life cycle, with volumes of all types of waste disposal and treatment increasing, driven by population increases, urbanisation and growth in key waste-producing sectors like construction.
Businesses engaged in the collection, transport, treatment and disposal of solid, liquid and other waste types collectively own infrastructure currently valued at over $2 billion, while waste management services sales are estimated to be approximately $4.8 billion a year.
Across homes, construction sites and commercial waste facilities, there is also now an increased rate of recycling. The recycling sector too is an important part of Australia’s economy, collecting and processing waste in order to recover raw source materials for further manufacturing processes.
Challenges faced by businesses in these industries include cost-effective sustainability, minimising the environmental impacts and liabilities of waste, and managing the increased complexity and toxicity of waste (for example, thanks to marketing innovations in the packaging industry, and the continued growth in e-waste).
Businesses must also keep up with the regulatory changes that influence the industry, and ensure the company’s compliance. Making life more complex for management in this industry is the need to work with very complex and sometimes incomplete data sets, due to the various regulatory structures in different states and territories applying different definitions and reporting data differently, and making it more difficult to compare waste management challenges and performances against policy objectives.
Bearing in mind the above issues, our consultants review your business policies and procedures, conduct cost-benefit analyses to identify high cost areas, and advise on maximising the use of resources.
We’ll help you achieve financial savings by identifying efficiency opportunities through process optimisation and sales optimisation.
We are experts in turnaround management and will devise strategies for profit maximisation that implement your company’s environmental and business objectives, working with you to achieve the best balance of social, environmental and economic performance for your business