AF&PA Announces 2014 Paper Recycling Awards Winners
Tuesday, April 22, 2014
Press release from the issuing company
Redesigned Awards Honor Recycling Programs in 12 Categories
WASHINGTON – The American Forest & Paper Association (AF&PA) today 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.
“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).
“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.
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.
2014 AF&PA Recycling Award Winners
Creativity – unique and innovative ways that have been used to market the program, raise awareness and generate interest
Participation – unique and innovative ways successful programs increased participation and tonnage collected
Partnership – innovative partnerships (community, business, non-profit organizations) used to promote increased recovery
Volume – total amount of paper and paperboard collected
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