Alaskans praise Smurfit-Stone for litter prevention and
Smurfit-Stone Container Corporation’s Anchorage, Alaska
recycling plant recently received the 2007 Board of Directors’ Award
from Alaskans for Litter Prevention and Recycling (ALPAR) in recognition
of the plant’s outstanding service to the community.
ALPAR is a non-profit group dedicated to eliminating litter and increasing
economically viable recycling in Alaska.
A key partner in ALPAR’s efforts, Smurfit-Stone received national recognition
for its partnership with ALPAR and its “Flying Cans” program, which also
partners with regional airlines to enable rural communities in Alaska
to send their aluminum cans to Anchorage for recycling.
Smurfit-Stone’s Anchorage Recycling Center is the largest full-service
recycling plant in Alaska and processes approximately 2,000 tons of recyclables
a month. The plant was named Smurfit-Stone’s 2007 Recycling Plant of