Paper Industry Recognizes Recycling Efforts
Washington, DC— The American Forest & Paper
Association declared the launch of three recycling awards to recognize
individuals, businesses and communities for outstanding recycling efforts.
AF&PA established these awards to support the paper industry’s
continuing efforts to increase the recovery of high-quality paper for
recycling and achieve its aggressive goal to recover 55 percent of all
paper consumed in the U.S. by 2012.
The Ed Hurley Memorial Paper Recycling Award was created to
recognize individuals who have had a significant and positive influence
in advocating paper recycling. Through his work at Smurfit-Stone Container
Corporation and his tireless service to AF&PA, Ed Hurley was actively
involved in the paperboard, containerboard, and recycling industries
for 35 years. Mr. Hurley was a staunch proponent of paper recycling,
and the award in his name will be given to an individual similarly committed
to this effort. Nominees can include paper industry employees, state
legislators, elected or appointed public officials, municipal recyclers,
lobbyists, and individuals in the public/private sector who have had
a positive influence on recycling.
The 2005 AF&PA Business Leadership Recycling Awards will
recognize businesses that increase paper recovery and recycling through
educational, innovative, and cost-effective programs and partnerships.
An award, including a $2,000 monetary prize, will be given in two separate
categories: large businesses (more than 150 employees), and small businesses
(fewer than 150 employees).
The 2005 AF&PA Community Recycling Awards will recognize
communities that have successfully implemented paper recovery and recycling
programs that can serve as role models for other cities. An award, including
a $2,000 monetary prize, will be given to the most outstanding community
(city or county) of more than 100,000 residents, and also to the outstanding
community of fewer than 100,000 residents.