MAY 2011

Award winners help maintain record paper recovery rate

The American Forest & Paper Association (AF&PA) announced its 2011 Recycling Award winners, recognizing some of the great work being done by businesses, communities and schools across the country to recover paper for recycling.

Thanks to the ongoing daily efforts of millions of Americans, 63.5 percent of the paper consumed in the United States was recovered for recycling in 2010. The recovery rate in 2009 was 63.4 percent. Paper recovery for recycling has increased by 77 percent since 1990.