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AF&PA Accepting Entries for 2008 Recycling Awards

Nov. 2, 2007 - The American Forest & Paper Association (AF&PA) has announced that entry forms for the 2008 AF&PA Recycling Awards are now available on paperrecyclingawards.org In 2008, AF&PA will again recognize outstanding business, community, school-wide, and university paper recycling efforts.

Thanks to the dedication of millions of Americans who recycle on a daily basis, a record 53.4 percent (53.5 million tons) of the paper consumed in the U.S. was recovered for recycling in 2006. The industry has set a goal to recover 55 percent by 2012. Reaching 55 percent recovery requires the kind of commitment and dedication highlighted in the AF&PA Recycling Award winning programs.

AF&PA Recycling Award winners will be flown to New York City for AF&PA's 131st Annual Paper Week where they will receive a monetary prize and a piece of original paper art. In addition, winners will be featured in national and local media outlets and on www.paperrecycles.org. Thanks to a new partnership, the program will also be featured on a leading source for recycling information www.earth911.org.

Individuals engaged in successful business, community, school-wide, and university paper recycling programs are encouraged to apply for one of the following:

  • AF&PA Business Leadership Recycling Award
  • AF&PA Community Recycling Award
  • AF&PA School-Wide (K-12) Recycling Award
  • AF&PA College & University Recycling Award

Entries must be submitted by January 31, 2008.

SOURCE: AF&PA




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