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December 2007

AF&PA to recognize outstanding paper recycling efforts

The American Forest & Paper Association (AF&PA) has announced that entry forms for the 2008 AF&PA Recycling Awards are available on In 2008, AF&PA will recognize outstanding business, community, school-wide, and university paper recycling efforts.

A record 53.4 percent (53.5 million tons) of the paper consumed in the United States was recovered for recycling in 2006. The industry has set a goal to recover 55 percent by 2012.

AF&PA Recycling Award winners will be flown to New York City for AF&PA’s 131st Annual Paper Week where they will receive a monetary prize and a piece of original paper art.

Individuals in successful business, community, school-wide and university paper recycling programs are encouraged to apply for one of the following:

  • Business Leadership Recycling Award.
  • Community Recycling Award.
  • School-Wide (K-12) Recycling Award.
  • College & University Recycling Award.

Entry information can be found at