JULY 2008

Alaskans praise Smurfit-Stone for litter prevention and recycling

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 the Year.