The Eco Guardians team is committed to facilitating sustainability in business practices, for both the good of the environment and the success of your business.

About Eco Guardians

At Eco Guardians, we believe that the growing population and proportionate increase in waste is a pressing environmental issue. We recognise that we,as a society, must take action now to substantially reduce waste.

Furthermore, we must reframe the leftover products resulting from a process or activity as resources that must be repurposed, rather than waste.

City of MelbourneSouth Melbourne Market
CabriniPrahran Market

Brisbane Conference & Exhibition Centre
Lord Mayor’s Sustainability Award
 2016 Energex Award for Sustainability in Business
2015 Lord Mayor’s Sustainability Award

South Melbourne Market
Sustainability Vic Institute of Public Accountability Award
2018 Local Government Professionals Award
2017 AORA Award for Sustainability in Business

Melbourne Cricket Club
AORA Award for Sustainability in Business
UK Award: Stadium Design & Development Innovation
City of Melbourne Award: Contribution to Sustainability by a Business
Green Sports Alliance Award
Sports Environment Alliance Change Solutions Award

McConnell Dowell
APGA Environment Award


The founders of Eco Guardians are united in their shared vision and resolve to identify pragmatic, practical and sustainable solutions to the problem of waste reduction. They share a mutual respect and appreciation for the skill-sets, knowledge, ideas and insights that each of them brings to the table. The Eco Guardians leadership team consists of David Berry, Phillip Spring, Aaron Moynes, Paul Cross, Bryan Dance, Kevin Logue and Nanne van't Riet.

Phillip Spring

Phillip joined Eco Guardians in May 2018. Phillip is an experienced Director with global experience in Asia Pacific, Europe and North America across many industries including the Automotive, Packaging, Energy and Health sectors.


Bryan joined Eco Guardians in August 2019. With a Diploma in Management and over 14 years hands on experience in the recycling and waste industry Bryan is well known as a reputable sustainability professional. Bryan's expertise with waste equipment, and designing solutions to specific client needs have assisted many clients across multiple sectors Australia wide.


Doug is a former Director of Eco Guardians, and now offers his services as a consultant to the company in the role of Senior Associate. Doug has had an extensive career with Electrolux, in the UK, in the Asia Pacific as a Regional Manager, and as General Manager of the Commercial Equipment division here in Australia. Doug’s career, prior to Eco Guardians, spanned laundry, food service and packaging equipment.


David  joined Eco Guardians in 2011 and is an executive director. David holds a Bachelor of Engineering from the Queensland University of Technology (QUT). David is an experienced Oil & Gas industry professional, having worked in a variety of engineering and management roles with Shell Oil in Australia, Asia Pacific and Mesa regions over twenty years. His broad experience in delivering projects combined with his background in engineering gives David the opportunity to act in an advisory capacity for customers. David holds the tiles of Technical Director and General Manager in Eco Guardians.


Paul  as over two decades of experience in the waste and environmental sectors. His comprehensive understanding in the areas of commercial waste and recycling, and specialty markets such as organics, medical waste, and construction waste make him an invaluable asset to the Eco Guardians team. Paul has held senior management roles with some of the industry's most respected companies.


Kevin  joined the board of Eco Guardians as a non-executive director in May, 2017. Kevin has built successful financial services and property development businesses in both the UK and Melbourne. He has a successful track-record investing in start-up businesses and brings valuable experience to Eco Guardians as a director and significant shareholder.

Nanne van't Riet

Nanne joined Eco Guardians as a non-executive director in 2017. He holds a law degree from the University of Georgia (USA). Nanne is an experienced corporate advisory and investment professional with an extensive corporate background in Oil & Gas (including positions with Shell and Qatar Petroleum). He has served as a director on a number of boards of listed and unlisted companies both in Australia and overseas. He has also raised capital for a number of listed and unlisted companies. 


Aaron has been working with Eco Guardians since 2011, combining Product Management and Marketing roles. Aaron holds a Bachelor of Business (Marketing) from Swinburne University of Technology, Melbourne.  



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$1.5 trillion

is the estimated cost of global food waste by 2030


tonnes of food will be wasted per second across the globe by 2030