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