Seven Receive Paper Recycling Awards

Washington, DC - The American Forest and Paper Association (AF&PA) named seven winners in its 2001 Best Paper Recycling Awards contest. The contest, established over a decade ago, brings attention to exceptional paper recycling programs across the country. Winners in six categories received $2,000 each and a framed certificate presented at local ceremonies.

Fort Campbell Environmental Division Solid Waste and Recycling Program, Fort Campbell, Kentucky, and the Naval District Washington Regional Recycling, Washington DC, tied in the federal government campaign.

"The federal government is actively pursuing resource conservation through our waste reduction, recycling, energy efficiency, and green purchasing programs, and we are gratified by this recognition of the success of these initiatives. These two facilities exemplify the efforts of federal employees to be good stewards of our natural resources," said Dana Arnold, White House Task Force on Recycling.

Winners in the state and local government categories are Kings Waste and Recycling Authority, Hanford, California, and Athens-Clark County Recycling Divisions, Athens, Georgia. Milliken and Company, Spartansburg, South Carolina, received an award for the best business program while LeMars Elementary School, LeMars, IA, won in the schools and institutions category. Knoxville Recycling Coalition, Knoxville, Tennessee, took top honors among non-profit organizations.

"The paper industry is especially grateful for these winners and so many other programs that are successsful at recovering high-quality paper," said Henson Moore, President and CEO of AF&PA. "It's thanks to them that we were able to recover 48 percent of all paper in the U.S. last year."

For more information about the Best Paper Recycling Award winners, visit their website at

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