Washington — The American Forest & Paper Association (AF&PA) has announced the winners of its 2014 Recycling Awards. Now in its ninth consecutive year, the AF&PA Recycling Awards recognize outstanding paper recycling programs in three categories: Business Leadership, Community and School. This year, the program was redesigned to reflect the diversity of paper recycling programs across the country. In each category, there are prizes for creativity, participation, partnerships, and volume of paper collected.
„More paper is recovered for recycling from municipal solid waste streams than any other commodity. That is, in part, thanks to the tremendous efforts of those celebrated by the AF&PA’s Recycling Awards,“ said Mathy Stanislaus, EPA’s assistant administrator for the Office of Solid Waste and Emergency Response.
„The success of voluntary paper recovery for recycling is a collective effort,“ said AF&PA President and CEO Donna Harman. „Our annual Recycling Awards enable us to recognize programs from across the country that have achieved excellence in paper recycling.“
The winners were selected by a panel of judges that included representatives from AF&PA company members, 2013 Recycling Award winner Bishop Watterson High School, Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA), Rhode Island Resource Recovery Corporation, Sustainable Packaging Coalition, and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
This year’s winners each receive a cash prize, an original piece of paper artwork, and gain media recognition through the award presentation in their local market. More information on the winners can be found under prnewswire.com.
Source: PRNewswire / USNewswire