Truro Marketing Company Chosen As Zero Waste Champion

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A Truro-based marketing, public relations, advertising and design company is being championed for its green work during Zero Waste Week (October 20 – 26).

Worm Champion - mpad's Katie Enright with some of the company's worms  who have helped the Truro marketing company become a Zero Waste business.
Worm Champion - mpad

The aim of the week is to challenge people to take a look at the waste we create and identify ways that we can reduce it.

Mpad, who have recently moved to offices in Cathedral Lane, have been chosen by local environmental company, ReZolve Kernow, to raise awareness of what businesses can achieve.

“As a company we have always been concerned about the environment,” said mpad’s managing director, Mark Picken.

“We always took steps to recycle our newspaper and paper, but after completing the Envision course, run by ReZolve in November 2007, we found that there was much more we could do to reduce our impact.”

Over the last 11 months the mpad team led by Mark and office manager, Caroline Williams, has implemented measures to monitor and cut down their waste output.

They have even set up an office wormery to recycle food waste.

“Since we began measuring our waste in November 2007 to date we have produced 300.056 kg of waste,” said Caroline.

“Out of this 280.001 kg has been recycled.

“The wormery alone, since being established in April 2008 has recycled 26.235 kg of food waste which is 8 percent of our total waste.

“This means that we have only sent 6.7 percent of our waste to landfill in that 11-month period.

“And we are proud to shout that the amount we have recycled is an incredible 93.3 percent.”

Other measures the company has introduced has seen them relocate to Truro to be near to their clients, suppliers and staff, which has saved 6268.5 business and travel to work miles.

During the week the mpad team will be producing a report on how they reduce waste which will be available to download from the Rezolve website – www.rezolve.org.uk.

Rezolve’s business development manager Justin Olosunde said: “Mark and the team at mpad have taken great steps since completing the envision course last year.

“They understand the impacts their business has on the environment and have taken huge steps to address this.

“What’s even more pleasing is that they also have been working to influence their clients and raise green standards within the Cornish business community.”

For more information on mpad please contact Mark Picken on 01872 321533 or visit www.mpad.co.uk.

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2 COMMENTS

  1. Hi Liam, thanks for the feedback. We’re still building up the liquid feed and compost, but eventually it will be used for our office plants – to feed them and replant them when necessary. Best wishes Mark

  2. Really interesting Blog post. I love the picture with the worms in focus! It’s great to see small businesses making use of Wormeries and composting. What do you do with the liquid feed and compost?

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