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AT&T ANNOUNCES RESULTS OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROGRAMS; 'RAISES THE BAR' ON ITS PAPER RECYCLING EFFORTS

 AT&T ANNOUNCES RESULTS OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROGRAMS;
 'RAISES THE BAR' ON ITS PAPER RECYCLING EFFORTS
 BASKING RIDGE, N.J., April 20 /PRNewswire/ -- With the reports from its manufacturing locations collected and totaled, AT&T (NYSE: T) has announced the 1991 results of its environmental programs.
 Through year-end 1991, the company:
 -- reduced chlorofluorocarbon (CFC) emissions from manufacturing operations by 76 percent over 1986 levels;
 -- reduced reportable toxic air emissions by 73 percent over 1987 levels; and
 -- reduced manufacturing process waste disposal by 39 percent over 1987 levels.
 In addition, AT&T raised its corporate-wide goal to recycle 60 percent of its waste papers by year-end 1994. AT&T recycled 45 percent of its waste papers, or 45 million pounds, in 1991.
 "We're pleased with the results, and we're continuing to work toward improving those numbers," said David R. Chittick, environment and safety engineering vice president, AT&T. "One area we're pushing is paper recycling. Our initial paper recycling goal was 35 percent by the end of 1994. Thanks to our employees' participation, we met -- and exceeded -- that goal three years ahead of schedule. With the new goal, we're almost doubling our recycling target. We're confident that our employees will help us reach it."
 The company's recycling program has been most successful in New Jersey, where employees recycled 90 percent of waste papers in 1991, or 8,200 tons. "We plan to take what we learned in New Jersey and spread it to AT&T locations across the country," Chittick said.
 AT&T has been recycling high-grade papers (such as computer printouts and white bond paper) for more than 25 years. In 1984, the company enhanced its paper recycling program by also collecting mixed grades of paper, including colored papers, cellophane window envelopes, carbonless forms, magazines and newspapers, and corrugated boxes.
 The company also has stepped up its use of recycled paper, printing its 1991 annual report on recycled stock for the first time. AT&T's quarterly shareowner report is also printed on recycled paper. The company is also converting all business stationery (letterhead, buckslips, business cards and envelopes) to recycled paper.
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