[GRRN] PR industry waste

From: Brenda Platt (bplatt@ilsr.org)
Date: Wed Jul 12 2000 - 06:00:09 EDT

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    Howdy folks,

    can anyone help this reporter? He's not on the list serve, so please
    respond directly to him (as well as the list serve).

    Brenda Platt
    Institute for Local Self-Reliance

    hi Brenda,

    I'm a reporter with the Industry Standard, a weekly Internet business
    magazine in San Francisco. I'm working on a story about the amount of
    wasted
    paper and other resources created by the PR industry--specifically in
    the
    high-tech/dot-com world. (The piles of press releases and faxes are just
    the
    beginning; an online coffee company recently sent one of our editors a
    50-lb
    bag of coffee beans, unsolicited. Ridiculous.) The folks at Friends of
    the
    Earth suggested that you might have data or other relevant information.
    Any
    help is much appreciated!

    Regards,
    Alex

    **************************
     Alex Lash, Senior Editor
      The Industry Standard
         415 733 5495
      www.thestandard.com
    **************************

    Brenda,

    Thanks, I'd really appreciate it if you posted my query! My contact
    info:

    Alex Lash, Senior Editor
    415 733 5495
    alexl@thestandard.com

    I realize specific data on the high-tech world is going to be hard to
    come
    by...what about more general stats from business/office environments?
    Are
    those in your report?

    Also, I'm curious if anyone's ever complained about the waste generated
    by
    stupid gizmos and tchotchkes that companies slap their logos on and send
    out
    (i.e., keyrings, squeeze balls, and other cheapo knick knacks). Maybe
    it's
    because I'm a reporter and get that stuff all the time, but it seems
    like an
    epidemic!

    Alex



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