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Organizations seek to boost recycling in Ga.

Four organizations have combined their efforts in a pilot recycling collection program at Zoo Atlanta intended to increase recycling in the city.

SP Recycling Corp. (a subsidiary of SP Newsprint), aluminum producer Novelis Inc., the American Plastics Council and the Coca-Cola Co. are working together to place collection bins throughout the zoo to collect paper as well as plastic and metal beverage containers.

A spokesperson from SP Recycling Corp., headquartered in Atlanta, says that manufacturers within the state can provide a home for collected recyclables. SP's Lisa White says, "We want to get the word out that recycling plays a vital role in our state and is good for Georgia business. Our Dublin, Ga., mill needs 850,000 tons of old newspapers each year to keep our paper machines rolling."

Likewise, Novelis melts aluminum cans at its Greensboro, Ga., plant and the state's carpeting, textiles and plastic lumber industries consume plastic scrap. The Coca-Cola Co., based in Atlanta, also consumes metals, plastic and paper products.

Gary Wygant, director of recycling for Atlanta-based Novelis, says he hopes the collection model and the partnership taking place in Atlanta can be replicated in other parts of the country.
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Publication:Recycling Today
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Date:Jan 1, 2006
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