AF&PA launches 2009 awards

The American Forest & Paper Association (AF&PA) kicked off its 2009 Recycling Awards and invited the nation’s business, community, school and college/university paper recycling programs to tell their stories and get the recognition they deserve. Applications and information are available at www.paperrecycles.org.

Recycling is one of America’s greatest environmental success stories. Thanks to the dedication of millions of Americans who recycle every day, a record high 56 percent of the paper consumed in America was recovered for recycling in 2007. The paper industry’s efforts to steadily increase this recovery rate, educate the public and ensure that recovered fiber is used to make new products are all a critical part of the industry’s efforts to improve and protect the environment.

The 2009 AF&PA Recycling Award winners will be flown to New York City for AF&PA’s 132nd Paper Week in March, where they will receive a cash prize and original framed artwork.

Those engaged in successful business, community, school and college/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 Recycling Award
  • AF&PA College/University Recycling Award

Visit www.paperrecycles.org for complete information and entry forms. Entries must be submitted by February 4, 2009.