Position Vacant – Environmental Consultant

MRA Consulting Group is one of the leading waste and resource recovery consultancies in Australia. MRA was named Australia’s ‘Best Small Consultancy’ by Inside Waste readers in 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016. This year, the recognition was extended to the following categories: Best overall consultant; Best in strategy and policy, planning and grants; Best in…

MRA Internships now available

Are you looking to gain invaluable experience in a unique and dynamic environmental consulting firm by working directly with industry leading consultants? Then look no further. MRA Consulting Group is offering three-month internship un-paid positions to bright, capable and motivated engineering students, providing an invaluable opportunity to apply your engineering skills in the waste and resource…

MRA sweeps the field

By MRA Consulting Group Inside Waste has recently published the results of its annual consultants survey, and MRA has swept the field. Of the six services offerings considered, MRA was judged by its clients to be the best small consultant in Australia for five. And the second best in the sixth. Our clients were resounding…

The state of the waste data

By Mike Ritchie, MRA Consulting Group The Australian State of the Environment (SoE) 2016 Overview was tabled in Parliament on 7 March 2017. The previous SoE was in 2011. The SoE concludes that: “Despite an overall increase in waste generation, Australia’s total disposal tonnage decreased from about 21.5 megatonnes to about 19.5 megatonnes (about 9.5…

Australia’s EPR legislation

By Mike Ritchie, MRA Consulting Group Product Stewardship (PS) schemes are one of several ways to drive waste out of landfill and back into the productive economy. They “encourage” industry to fund the collection and recycling of their goods once they reach the end of their productive life. Products which lend themselves to PS systems…

East Coast heatwave – let’s get real on climate action

By Mike Ritchie, MRA Consulting Group The east coast of Australia suffered through a severe heatwave a few weeks ago. To borrow the phrase, a single heatwave is no more evidence of climate change, than a single swallow is of summer. The evidence for climate change doesn’t neatly announce itself through a particular weather event.…

Let’s fix plastic bags so we can start to fix organics

By Mike Ritchie, MRA Consulting Group Australians use an estimated 5 billion single use plastic bags (supb’s) per year. Sounds like a lot but this represents only about 20,000 tonnes of plastic or 0.04% of the waste generated in Australia per year. If all of these plastic bags go to landfill they represent just 0.1%…