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AMERICAN PAPER INSTITUTE LAUNCHES FOURTH ANNUAL PAPER RECYCLING CONTEST

AMERICAN PAPER INSTITUTE LAUNCHES FOURTH ANNUAL PAPER RECYCLING CONTEST
 NEW YORK, Jan. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Paper recyclers across the country get ready: The Paper Recycling Committee of the American Paper Institute (API) is launching the "1992 Best Paper Recycling Story Contest," designed to recognize paper recyclers actively involved in expanding the collection system for recovering more recyclable paper.
 API will award prizes to the most creative and comprehensive collection programs, and those that were able to accomplish an awareness of the need to separate recyclable paper from solid waste. Prizes totaling $6,000 will include four national and 16 regional awards.
 The categories are: 1) individual or family that collects recyclable paper; 2) corporate or business paper recycling programs; 3) charitable organizations or school groups that have developed paper recycling programs; 4) municipalities that have started a comprehensive collection system for recycling.
 Entrants' stories should describe their recycling programs, including details about when the program was started, how the paper was collected, any income earned and how the money was used. The entry should also include the quantity and grade of paper collected such as: old newspapers (ONP), old corrugated containers (OCC), computer printout paper (CPO) and any magazines, used telephone books, etc.
 A panel of judges will select this year's contest winners. Judges will be those in government, in the entertainment world and in the media who have been associated with recycling. "Paper recycling plays a major role in reducing the amount of solid waste for disposal in a landfill," J. Rodney Edwards, vice president, Paperboard Group, API, said. "The paper industry has set a goal of 40 percent paper recovery by 1995. Each year, contest participants describe a variety of paper recycling programs that help to achieve that goal, while inspiring others to participate in paper recycling."
 In 1991, about 30 million tons of paper were recovered from solid waste for recycling. Every ton of paper that is diverted from the waste stream for recycling saves 3.3 cubic yards of landfill space. In 1991, this equaled over 99 million cubic yards.
 Send entries to: "1992 Best Paper Recycling Story Contest," 485 Madison Ave., 4th Floor, New York, NY 10022. Entries should be postmarked no later than April 30, 1992. The winners will be announced in June when the prizes will be awarded.
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