January 2017 Member Spotlight: Georgia-Pacific and GP Harmon Recycling
Georgia-Pacific and other paper and packaging manufacturers bought more than 50 million tons of scrap paper in 2015 to use in manufacturing new products such as boxes, cartons, tissue, writing paper, and more. The company’s subsidiary, GP Harmon Recycling, is a global leader in the recycling industry, significantly reducing the amount of paper, plastics and metals sent to landfills so they can become new products that we use every day. View the infographic below to learn more facts about GP Harmon Recycling.
December 2016 Member Spotlight: International Paper Donates Boxes to Wreaths Across America; Ensures Boxes Recycled at Arlington National Cemetery Event
Since 2010, International Paper’s Auburn, Maine, Box Plant has donated 5,000 boxes annually in support of Wreaths Across America (WAA). Worcester Wreath Co., the creator of the non-profit WAA, has been a customer of IP’s Auburn Box plant for more than 15 years and 2016 marks the third year WAA will provide a wreath for every headstone at Arlington National Cemetery. Last year, International Paper’s Recycling business became involved to ensure IP’s corrugated boxes at Arlington National Cemetery were recycled. This year, in addition to recycling the boxes, International Paper has arranged for the wreaths to be sent to a waste-to-energy facility.
From left: International Paper employee, Marc Belanger, delivers wreaths at Arlington National Cemetery last year; Corrugated boxes are on display as they make their way to transport wreaths to Arlington National Cemetery 1,100 other military burial sites around the U.S. and throughout the world.
November 2016 Member Spotlight: Sonoco Recycling’s Education Center
With a focus on increasing participation in recycling programs, Sonoco works closely in the local communities it serves. Jane Hiller leads Sonoco Recycling’s Education Center and outreach programs in Columbia, S.C., working with more than 10,000 South Carolinians each year, ranging from pre-school aged children to college students to senior citizens. Similarly, Sonoco Recycling is proud to partner with the RecycleMoreSC campaign (recyclemoresc.org) to reinvigorate recycling in South Carolina.