Eunomia has opened an office in New York as part of global expansion plans.
The Bristol-based consultancy says there is a growing demand for its expertise in relation to waste and recycling, the natural economy, low-carbon energy, air quality, marine issues and sustainable business practices.
The US generates around 225 million tonnes of waste a year. Eunomia believes that US-based clients can benefit from European experience while the company looks to learn from the US to enhance its services in other countries.
It is also estimated that 50% of US food produce is wasted. Eunomia is involved in a project with ReFED, a not-for-profit network of businesses and government leaders committed to reducing food waste in the US.
Sarah Edwards, chief executive of the New York office, said it was an exciting and challenging time to start trading.
“Despite federal government inaction, states, cities, businesses and grassroots organisations will continue to drive positive environmental change. We look forward to working with them to deliver sustainable long-term solutions.”
Founder and chairman Dominic Hogg, who will be chairing a UN panel discussion on marine plastics in New York on 7 June, said: “Our approach has always been to transfer lessons from our experiences and apply them to each new situation we encounter.
”The US is a new market for us, and we’re excited at the prospect of bringing our novel perspectives to bear on new challenges.”