Paper tiger used the waste regulations to initiate change
It’s always been our ethos to minimise waste and recycle as much as possible, however during the run up to Christmas in 2012 I knew we could do more with the amount of waste we were having to dispose of.
95% waste reduction

“It’s always been our ethos to minimise waste and recycle as much as possible, however during the run up to Christmas in 2012 I knew we could do more with the amount of waste we were having to dispose of.

Regulatory change

I resolved to let the new Waste Regulations be the catalyst to look at how we could recycle even more and minimise our residual waste.

We’d been using Changeworks Recycling for years and given our shared values we’ve built up a good relationship with them. So we approached them and ask them to work with us to achieve our goals. As a result we’ve been fully compliant since early 2013 and it’s been a really useful process given the savings we’ve made in other areas as a result.

Useful Process
Our relationship with Changeworks Recycling, coupled with our determination to reduce the impact we have on the environment, is helping us to influence our suppliers to reduce their packaging. This makes sense from a business point of view, by way of a reduced cost base, as much as it benefits the environment.
We’d been using Changeworks Recycling for years and given our shared values we’ve built up a good relationship with them. So we approached them and ask them to work with us to achieve our goals. As a result we’ve been fully compliant since early 2013 and it’s been a really useful process given the savings we’ve made in other areas as a result.
Key Stats
Location
Edinburgh
Business Sector
Stationery
Business Size
10 people
Waste Reduction
95%
Carbon Reduction (Estimated)
11%
Cost Reduction
0 - 10%
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