Two and half tonnes of recycling love from a Scottish PR agency

by Scott Douglas

Friday, February 7th, 2014

Two and half tonnes is a big chunk of stuff.

It’s about the same weight as a fully-grown giraffe and around 1.5 times as heavy as the average family car.

It also happens to be the amount of paper we recycle every year, here at Holyrood PR.

In fact, we were so keen to find out what 2.5 tonnes of paper looks like that we asked our pals at Changeworks – who handle all of our recycling – if they’d let us see for ourselves.

Paper recyclingThis photograph, taken at their Edinburgh plant, shows baled stacks of paper, each weighing half a tonne. Which means we recycle five of these every year.

Despite that, we’re no nearer to achieving the mythical “paperless office” status.

But we’re pretty proud that all of the newspapers, magazines, brochures, letters and printouts that cross our desk end up in a good place.

Even though it’s been years since we started disposing of our paper in an environmentally-friendly way, we got to thinking about it afresh when the new Scottish Government recycling rules for businesses came in during January 2014.

We’ve been delighted to get even more involved in recycling our rubbish, so those fine folks at Changeworks are now collecting a lot more bags from our offices.

All of which simply backs up all of the other good work we’ve been doing to reduce our carbon footprint.

Our friends and clients know that what defines Holyrood PR is our love of telling stories – because we believe well-told stories are at the heart of every business, making them more profitable and better places to work.

So we thought it would be worth telling our own story when it comes to doing our part for the environment and to fight climate change.

We hope you might find this short film  interesting, as you now know that the right people to help with raising your business profile in words, pictures and video are also all round good sorts.

If you’d like to speak to us about helping your business improve its public profile or to find out about our PR, video and photography services  then please check out the many different ways to contact us – we’re a chatty bunch.

Scott Douglas, of public relations agency Holyrood PR in Scotland

Scott Douglas

Scott Douglas is the co-founder of the multi award-winning Holyrood PR, renowned public relations agency in Edinburgh, Scotland.
As well as providing expert PR services in Scotland and the UK, the former journalist heads a team which offers a host of other professional media services.
Those include crisis management PR, photography for business PR, affordable business video, social media campaigns and strategic content planning and delivery for businesses of all sizes.

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