In 2005, a record-high 51.5 percent (51.3 million heaps) of all paper consumed in the U.S. was recuperated for recycling. The American Forest & Paper Association (AF&PA) wants to increase that number and has actually set an enthusiastic goal of 55 percent recovery by 2012.
Every American can do his or her part. Each community’s recycling programs may be various, you can typically recycle newspapers, corrugated containers (cardboard), direct mail, magazines and catalogs. Check with your local town to find out what you can and can not recycle.
The AF&PA Recycling Awards were produced to acknowledge outstanding person, company community and school paper recycling efforts. In 2006, the program was broadened to consist of a classification for schools.
This year’s award winners are:
AF&PA Business Leadership Recycling Awards.
**Small Business: Bluegrass Regional Recycling Corporation, Richmond, Kentucky.
**Large Business: Brewer Science, Inc., Rolla, Missouri.
AF&PA Community Recycling Awards.
**Large Community: Seattle, Washington.
**Small Community: Northfield, Minnesota.
AF&PA School Recycling Awards.
**Schoolwide: Mountain Home High School, Mountain Home, Arkansas.
**Classroom: Heber Springs High School, Heber Springs, Arkansas.
**College & University: tie in between the University of Colorado at Boulder in Boulder, Colorado, and the University of Oregon in Eugene, Oregon.
Each area’s recycling programs may be various, you can generally recycle papers, corrugated containers (cardboard), direct mail, catalogs and other publications.
Ed Hurley Memorial Paper Recycling Award (for specific accomplishment).
**Joel Ostroff, Macon County, North Carolina.
” This year’s Recycling Award winners have actually exhibited innovation and social obligation,” stated AF&PA President & CEO W. Henson Moore. “Their achievements in recycling have set new precedents.”.
*Big Business: Brewer Science, Inc., Rolla, Missouri.
*Big Community: Seattle, Washington.
*College & University: tie, bretween the University of Oregon in Eugene, Oregon, and the University of Colorado at Boulder in Boulder, Colorado