FEBRUARY 2010

AF&PA unveils workplace and community recycling guides

Commercial property owners and managers concerned with sustainability and community recyclers have new resources to help them build and improve upon their recycling programs thanks to updated recycling guides recently unveiled by the American Forest & Paper Association (AF&PA). The guides are free and available at paperrecycles.org as part of AF&PA’s mission to increase paper recovery.

In 2008, 57.4 percent of the paper consumed in the United States was recovered for recycling. The industry has set a 60 percent recovery goal for 2012.

The workplace recycling guide provides tips on establishing a workplace recycling program and on educating and motivating employees.

Since 1990, when the industry established its first recovery goal, paper recovery has grown by 78 percent.