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AF&PA Launches 2007 Recycling Awards

Nov. 14, 2006 - The American Forest & Paper Association (AF&PA) today announced that it will again recognize outstanding individual, business, community, and school recycling efforts at the 130th Annual Paper Week convention in New York City.

Entry forms for the 2007 AF&PA Recycling Awards are available online at www.paperrecycles.org.

Thanks to the dedication of millions of Americans who recycle on a daily basis, a record 51.5 percent (51.3 million tons) of the paper used in the U.S. was recovered for recycling in 2005. While this is a significant achievement, the industry has set a goal to recover 55 percent by 2012. Reaching the new recovery goal will require the kind of commitment and dedication highlighted in the AF&PA Recycling Award winning programs.

Past award winners have been highlighted in print and online media and featured extensively on the paperrecycles.com website through podcasts, videos, and program summaries.

Those individuals, businesses, communities, and schools engaged in successful paper recycling programs are encouraged to apply in the following categories:

  • Ed Hurley Memorial Paper Recycling Award
    - Individual
  • AF&PA Business Leadership Recycling Award
    - Business recycling program
  • AF&PA Community Recycling Awards
    - Community (city or county) with fewer than 100,000 residents
    - Community with more than 100,000 residents
  • AF&PA School Recycling Awards
    - College & University
    - School-wide (K-12)

Entry Information
Visit www.paperrecycles.org for complete award descriptions and entry forms. Entries must be submitted by February 16, 2007. Winners will be announced during AF&PA's 130th Annual Paper Week at the end of March.

About AF&PA
AF&PA is the national trade association of the forest, paper, and wood products industry. AF&PA represents more than 200 companies and related associations that engage in or represent the manufacture of pulp, paper, paperboard, and wood products. Visit AF&PA online at www.afandpa.org www.afandpa.org.

SOURCE: American Forest & Paper Association (AF&PA)




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