AF & PA 2013 Recycling Awards Are Now Open

Committed to Recycling? Tell Your Story and Get Recognition!

Paper recovery reached record heights in this country—more than 66% of what was consumed in the U.S. was recovered for recycling in 2011. Programs like those identified through the AF&PA Recycling Awards are crucial to continued success in this area, and offer great resources for others interested in learning from best practices already in place around the country.

December 3rd, 2012 launches the search for the 2013 AF&PA Recycling Awards. This Awards Program offers a great opportunity for solid waste industry professionals to be recognized for their outstanding paper recovery efforts.

AF&PA’s annual program awards cash prizes, features local and national visibility, and provides original framed art work for an outstanding school, business, and community paper recycling program.

For complete Awards Program details, go to Deadline for entries is February 15, 2013.

New in 2013 is a Fan Favorite award in each category that will be determined by a voting campaign promoted through Facebook and Twitter. In addition, schools will be encouraged to submit student artwork and recycling messages that could be used to educate their peers about the importance of paper recycling. Winners, runners-up, and unique programs will become prominent content on a redesigned website and in printed AF&PA outreach materials in 2013.

The American Forest & Paper Association (AF&PA) is the national trade association of the forest products industry and advances public policies that promote a strong and sustainable U.S. forest products industry in the global marketplace.

Submit an entry today!


The Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) is an organization of more than 10,000 public and private sector professionals committed to advancing from solid waste management to resource management through their shared emphasis on education, advocacy and research. For more than 60 years, SWANA has been the leading association in the solid waste management field. SWANA serves industry professionals through technical conferences, certifications, publications and a large offering of technical training courses.

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