Eunomia continues to expand with new consultants in UK and New York
Bristol-based environmental consultancy, Eunomia Research and Consulting has appointed a new environmental consultant for its New York office and recruited seven new consultants in the UK, due to the increasing international enthusiasm for its work on resources and waste.
Sydnee Grushack, the newly recruited environmental consultant for Eunomia in New York, will be tasked with delivering waste management, resource efficiency and energy projects. Previously a project manager for both IBM and the Office of Sustainability in North Hempstead, New York, where she developed a municipal energy conservation program, leading a town-wide ban on plastic bags and implementing a ‘no-idling’ policy to reduce car emissions.
Grushack also managed recycling programmes in 49 schools and co-authored Atlanta’s 2010 Sustainability Plan. The head of Eunomia’s New York office, Sarah Edwards, said: “Sydnee is an important appointment to Eunomia Inc., demonstrating its commitment to drive positive, sustainable environmental change in North America.”
On her move to the rapidly growing company, Grushack said: “Eunomia is exactly what I was looking for – an organization that uses expertise and innovation to tackle some of the largest issues facing our world today… The US is ready for progressive change and Eunomia is well-primed to deliver it.”
Eunomia currently has offices outside of the UK in Brussels, Copenhagen and New Zealand and expanded into New York last summer, where 254 million tonnes of waste are generated each year.
Within the UK, Eunomia announced the arrival of four new trainee consultants to the Bristol office, with two consultants appointed to the London office and another recruited to the Manchester base. These posts are in addition to the new posts the consultancy set up in the UK team across the Bristol, London and Glasgow offices in January this year.
Eunomia now has six offices around the world in Europe, the US and New Zealand, employing a total of 84 members of staff.
The expansion demonstrates the growing international demand for expertise in the waste and resources sector. Eunomia’s knowledge of deposit return schemes (DRS) for beverage containers is very much in demand, with Zero Waste Scotland requesting a report on the feasibility of implementing a nation-wide Scottish scheme in 2015, which has led to Scotland committing to a DRS in 2017, the details of which it is now refining through public discussion.
This expertise has also seen Eunomia appointed to help develop a DRS for the Czech Republic and lead work on product circularity in EU countries.
More generally, Eunomia has also been appointed to review the waste policies of the Nordic nations as they look to go more circular, while it also appears to have cracked America, as the consultancy featured at the largest waste and resource conference in the US, the Solid Waste Association of America’s (SWANA) WASTECON. The company also delivered presentations on marine litter drawing from its work in New York and produced a video series on circular economy, after the event.
For more information about Eunomia, check out the consultancy's website.