American Forest and Paper Association Honors Six Recycling Programs

Washington, DC - Two Texas recycling programs were among six winners of the American Forest & Paper Association's (AF&PA) 2002 Best Paper Recycling Awards contest.

The City of Austin Solid Waste Services won the Cities over 100,000 category and the Central Texas Recycling Association won the Nonprofit category. These winners received their awards at the annual National Recycling Coalition conference, held in September in Austin.

"This sixth annual competition has identified an extraordinary collection of paper recycling programs, and this year is no exception," said W. Henson Moore, chairman and CEO of AF&PA. "Through the efforts of these winners, and so many other programs across the country, the paper industry recovered 48 percent of all paper in 2001."

The Tennessee Department of Environment & Conservation, Nashville, was recognized in the category for Cities Under 100,000. Herndon High School, Herndon, Virginia, took top honors among Schools and Institutions.

Navy Whidbey Recycle, Oak Harbor, Washington, took the prize among federal government entries. Virco Manufacturing Corporation, Conway Division, Torrance, California, won for the best business program.