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AT&T RECYCLES 62 MILLION POUNDS OF PAPER; BUYS MORE RECYCLED

 PHILADELPHIA, April 14 /PRNewswire/ -- During 1992, AT&T (NYSE: T) employees recycled approximately 62 million pounds of paper -- enough to fill 1,373 tractor trailers stretched bumper-to-bumper for about 17 miles -- and diverted nearly 80,000 cubic yards of waste from local landfills.
 This equates to 60 percent of AT&T's wastepaper, meeting the company's 1994 corporate recycling goal two years ahead of schedule.
 The recycled paper included 31,00O tons of mixed office papers, computer papers, magazines, newspapers, and corrugated boxes.
 "We're proud of the success we're having with our recycling program," said Pat Cox, AT&T director of purchasing, "but what's got us really excited is how much we've been able to achieve in our use of recycled materials -- in closing the loop.
 "In 1992, we reduced our use of copier and computer paper by 10 percent to 27,500 tons," she said, "but we increased the amount of recycled paper we purchased for these applications 10-fold to 3,500 tons. And this is just the beginning."
 AT&T prints most of its employee communications -- from benefit books to the monthly all-employee magazine -- on recycled paper. In addition, the company specifies recycled when purchasing writing tablets, folders, letterhead, memo paper, business cards, sanitary products for restrooms and corrugated cartons for many locations.
 The company is also converting customer communications to recycled paper. Almost all direct mail marketing materials are on recycled paper now, as are many business long distance bills, and all shareholder mailings.
 AT&T's 1992 Annual Report was printed on 917 giant rolls of recycled paper, weighing 742 tons. Four high-speed presses ran continuously for four and a half days printing enough copies for AT&T's 2,418,447 shareholders.
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