Submitted: The Two Sides Team March 21, 2013
The American Forest & Paper Association (AF&PA) today announced the winners of its 2013 Recycling Awards in Chicago at Paper2013 – the premier industry event. Now in its eighth consecutive year, the AF&PA Recycling Awards recognize outstanding paper recycling programs in three categories: Business Leadership, Community and School.
March 19, 2013
The American Forest & Paper Association (AF&PA) today announced the winners of its 2013 Recycling Awards in Chicago
at Paper2013 the premier industry event. Now in its eighth
consecutive year, the AF&PA Recycling Awards recognize outstanding
paper recycling programs in three categories: Business Leadership,
Community and School.
“Voluntary paper recovery for recycling is one of our industry’s greatest success stories,” said AF&PA President and CEO Donna Harman .
“More paper is recovered for recycling from municipal solid waste
streams than any other commodity, in part, because of programs across
the country like these we are recognizing today.”
salute the winners of the 2013 AF&PA Recycling Awards for
displaying excellence in paper recycling at the business, community and
school levels,” added Graphic Packaging International, Inc. President
and CEO and AF&PA Board Chairman David Scheible , who announced the winners.
This year’s winners each receive a $2,000 cash prize and an original framed artwork and gain media recognition through the award presentation in their local market.
2013 AF&PA Recycling Award Winners
- Business Leadership Award Edwards Brothers Malloy Ann Arbor, MI Edwards
Brothers Malloy is a book manufacturing business. A zero landfill
vision and an education program for their 900 employees led them to
recover over 12,500 tons of paper for recycling in 2012.
- Community Recycling Award City of Guntersville Guntersville, AL Guntersville‘s
8500 residents recovered 865 tons of paper in 2012. A partnership with
25 organizations and collaboration between city agencies has increased
public participation and awareness. Information about the program is
disseminated via municipal offices and local media.
- School Recycling Award Bishop Watterson High School Columbus, OH Bishop Watterson High School
recovered 18.36 tons of paper in 2012, with nearly all 1,100 students
and staff actively participating in recycling efforts. The recycling
program includes a number of partnerships and various classes include
paper recycling in their curriculum.
conjunction with the award announcements, AF&PA is launching the
newly improved redesign of paperrecycles.org, where you can find more
information about the 2013 winners. The updated site provides a more
intuitive design with greater functionality to highlight the peerless
achievements being made in paper recovery for recycling.
is a dedicated resource to provide up-to-date information on paper
recycling news, tools and events. The site features paper recycling case
studies and best practices on previous award-winning paper recycling
programs; free recycling guides and classroom resources; paper recycling
research and statistics; and social media links for Twitter and
Facebook. Follow the action of paper recovery @paperrecycles.