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2007 AF&PA Recycling Award Winners Announced


The American Forest & Paper Association (AF&PA) today announced the 2007 AF&PA Recycling Award winners. The awards were created to recognize outstanding individual, business, community, and school paper recycling efforts. In 2006, a record-high 53.4 percent of the paper consumed in the U.S. was recovered for recycling. AF&PA has set an ambitious goal of 55 percent recovery by 2012. It is only through the continued efforts of the millions of Americans who recycle at home, work, and school that this goal will be achieved. This year's AF&PA Recycling Award program updated categories to reflect changing recycling trends. The business leadership award now focuses on one business nationwide that exhibits exemplary business recycling practices and on school-wide versus classroom recycling. The 2007 AF&PA Recycling Awards winners are:
  • Ed Hurley Memorial Paper Recycling Award (for individual achievement)
    -- Jack Horner, Vice President of Sales and Recycling, Goodwill Industries in Knoxville, Tennessee
  • AF&PA Business Leadership Recycling Awards
    -- Hewlett-Packard (HP), Palo Alto, California
  • AF&PA Community Recycling Awards
    -- Small Community (tie): City of Rock Hill, South Carolina and City of Perrysburg, Ohio
    -- Large Community: Dorchester County, South Carolina
  • AF&PA School Recycling Awards
    -- School-wide (tie): Potter Street Elementary, Bainbridge, Georgia and Barbara Bush Elementary, Grand Prairie, Texas
    -- College and University: Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts
"This year's Recycling Award winners continue to push the envelope when it comes to innovation and the sheer quality and quantity of paper recycled through teamwork and dedication," said AF&PA President & CEO Juanita D. Duggan. "This is the second year in a row we've reached an all-time high in paper recovery, and we owe this success to our award winners and other businesses, communities, and schools across the country that work hard every day to recycle paper."

Detailed descriptions and a video overview of the 2007 AF&PA Recycling Award winners, along with additional recycling materials and resources, are available at http://www.paperrecycles.org.





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