Chris is a senior environmental consultant, environmental and waste strategy specialist in Tonkin + Taylor Environmental and Engineering consultancy with over 20 years’ experience in waste and broader sustainability and environmental management issues. Specialist areas include waste strategy, sustainability, waste flow and cost modelling, Better Business Case process, business waste reduction initiatives, organic waste diversion and environmental policy.
Chris has been involved with delivering and facilitating a large number of waste infrastructure/technology, sustainability, environmental strategy and waste data projects. Examples include waste strategies for the Government of Uzbekistan/UNDP, regional and local strategies across Australia and New Zealand, and a wide range of option and strategy studies covering topics such as data, organic waste, C&D waste, waste contracts, contaminated land and hazardous waste management. Chris has also been involved with major infrastructure construction projects as environmental manager and as part of a Construction Alliance Management team.
In delivering waste projects, Chris works collaboratively with the client and other stakeholders to distil often complex issues into clear objectives that provide a commonly understood basis for creating a programme of activities to achieve the desired outcomes. This often involves issues-focused workshops with Executive Leadership and presentations or workshops with stakeholders.
For any waste initiative to succeed, it needs to reflect community objectives, be practically viable and cost effective. These factors are core components of any waste assessment or strategy project Chris is involved with. He takes a whole of system approach considering design (particularly for construction), packaging, collection, processing, treatment and logistics.