Brightwork reduces its carbon footprint with Changeworks Recycling
Over the last 12 months, Brightwork has reduced its carbon footprint by 215KG of carbon emitted into the atmosphere through its work with Changeworks Recycling.
Last year, staff from Brightwork encountered Changeworks Recycling – part of environmental charity, Changeworks, which works with organisations, communities and individuals to deliver practical solutions that reduce carbon emissions, fuel poverty and waste.
Changeworks Recycling is a Social Enterprise which has been in operation since 2001, and has over 2000 clients in Scotland’s Central Belt. It works with socially conscious companies, providing a high-quality waste and recycling service that helps businesses to reduce waste carbon and costs.
For Brightwork, the idea of reducing the impact it has on the planet was a development of its commitment to a policy which emphasises its commitment to Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR).
In the case of general waste, which takes up landfill space, the Scottish Government imposes a Landfill Tax of approximately £81 per tonne, making it one of the most expensive waste streams to dispose of. For companies looking to reduce costs, recycling saves more than just the planet.
The companies started working together in September 2015.
William Wylie, client relationship manager at Changeworks Recycling, said, “Brightwork has a great reputation for prioritising and promoting socially responsible behaviour, and our services were a natural fit. I am delighted that we have been able to help it manage its recycling as much as we have.”
Shan Saba, director at Brightwork, said, “We are always looking at new ways we can improve our impact, and to become more of a force for good; working alongside Changeworks Recycling has shown how much of a difference a small change can make.”
Pictured: Will Wylie from Changeworks and Lynsey Rayne from Brightwork