Weyerhaeuser's Pete Grogan Named Recycler of the Year
Oct. 19, 2006 - After 30 years at the forefront of the recycling industry, Pete Grogan has been acknowledged with the Lifetime Achievement Award and 2006 Recycler of the Year Award by the National Recycling Coalition, Weyerhaeuser said yesterday.
Grogan, Weyerhaeuser's recycling market development manager, will be presented the award at the National Recycling Coalition's 25th Annual Congress & Expo, the nation's premiere conference for recycling professionals, October 22-25, 2006 in Atlanta, Georgia.
Grogan began leading recycling efforts in Boulder, Colo., in 1976 with the founding of an organization called Eco-Cycle. Since that time, Grogan has crusaded for the cause of recycling in nations all over the world and has developed solutions that have made it possible and worthwhile for countless communities to start recycling programs. He was nominated by Jack DeBell of the University of Colorado's recycling services.
"We're delighted that Pete is being recognized by such a prestigious organization, and we are impressed by his 30 years of dedication to resource conservation via recycling," said James R. Keller, Weyerhaeuser senior vice president, Containerboard Packaging and Recycling. "Pete has been a leader in advocating for recovering more recyclables as a way of boosting environmental and financial benefits for all sectors of society."