Our Work

Creative and strategic PR and communications to help an Oregon steward increase its bottle redemption impact in a uniquely Oregon way.

Oregon Beverage Recycling Cooperative

The Oregon Beverage Recycling Cooperative is the steward of Oregon’s renowned Bottle Bill. OBRC first engaged Gard to draft a strategic communications plan, and we have continued to meet a range of communications and public relations needs. In addition to advising on social strategy and communications, Gard has helped OBRC receive significant earned media coverage. We have produced annual reports and created several videos, and we managed OBRC’s 50th anniversary celebration, which featured a creative video and a hidden bottle hunt. Additionally, our web team built OBRC a new corporate website, which shares the organization’s good work, and a site for San Francisco BottleBank, a recycling program employing OBRC’s innovative technology.


  • Public relations
  • Media relations
  • Pitching
  • Copywriting
  • Video production
  • Strategy
  • Crisis communications
  • Website design & development
Special golden bottles for the OBRC 50th anniversary treasure hunt.
50th Anniversary Treasure Hunt Campaign
Still from OBRC's 50th Anniversary Happy Birthday video.
50th Anniversary video
Crop from OBRC's 2020 annual report.
2020 Annual Report
Still from OBRC's Green Bags video.
Green Bags video
A 1971 photo of two men in suits delivering a bag full of recyclable containers.
Historical content displayed in a flexible timeline
Home page of the website for OBRC, displayed on several devices.
Website design and development
Home page of the San Francisco Bottlebank website, displayed on several devices.
Website design and development
A smiling woman holds up a phone showing the BottleBank app interface.
App-website integration