By Rashida Holmes
Manager, Paper Group
Since 2006, the annual AF&PA Recycling Awards recognize
outstanding business, community, and school paper recycling
programs across the country.
Winners for 2013 will receive a $2,000 cash prize and an original
framed artwork, while being recognized through the award presentation in their local media market.
While these paper recycling programs – and those of previous award winners – vary greatly in terms of geography and reach, they are reminders of the on-going commitment of the millions of Americans who recycle at home, work, and school every day.
The 2013 AF&PA Recycling Award winners are:
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.
For more information on the award winning programs, visit the newly improved paperrecycles.org website. You can also follow @paperrecycles on Twitter and ‘like’ us on Facebook.