takes note of outstanding paper recycling programs
Washington— The American
Forest & Paper Association (AF&PA) announced the winners
of its 2005 AF&PA Recycling Awards. The AF&PA Recycling
Awards recognizes outstanding individual, business and community
paper recycling efforts. AF&PA established its recycling awards
to support the paper industry’s efforts to increase the
recovery of high-quality paper for recycling and achieve its goal
to recover 55 percent of all paper consumed in the U.S. by 2012.
AF&PA’s Ed Hurley Memorial
Paper Recycling Award recognizes an individual who has had significant
influence in advocating paper recycling. Through his work at Smurfit-Stone
Container Corporation, Ed Hurley was involved in the industry
for 35 years.
The AF&PA Business Leadership
Paper Recycling Awards recognize outstanding business recycling
programs. The 2005 Business Leadership Recycling Award recipients
are Quad/Graphics of Sussex, Wisconsin, and Eureka Recycling of
Saint Paul, Minnesota. As a result of Quad/Graphics’ internal
paper recovery programs, the company avoided $15 million in landfill
costs in 2004. Eureka Recycling was recognized for delivering
a cost-effective recycling program to more than 100,000 single
and multi-family residences in Saint Paul and reinvesting every
dollar in profit back into the community in the form of education
The AF&PA Community Paper
Recycling Awards also recognize communities that have successfully
implemented programs. The City of Clearwater Solid Waste and Recycling
Department, Clearwater, Florida, and Oconee County Solid Waste,
Seneca, South Carolina, are the award recipients.
In 2006 AF&PA will recognize
outstanding individual, business, community and school recycling
programs. For detailed information about 2006 award criteria and
applications, visit www.paperrecycles.org.