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Paper Recycling November 14, 2018 10:30:02 AM

WestRock Company Wins Two 2018 AF&PA Sustainability Awards

Paul Ploumis
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WestRock was the only AF&PA member company to be honored with two awards.

WestRock Company Wins Two 2018 AF&PA Sustainability Awards

SEATTLE (Scrap Monster): WestRock Company, the leading American provider of paper and packaging solutions, was honored with two awards at the 2018 American Forest & Paper Association (AF&PA) Sustainability Awards. The company’s Advanced Foodservice Packaging and Recycling won the Leadership in Sustainability-Paper Recovery for Recycling Award. In addition, its Techniflute kraft linerboard and containerboard used as corrugated medium in paperboard and corrugated boxes won the Innovation in Sustainability Award.

Recently, WestRock had begun accepting mixed paper bales that contain paper foodservice packaging at its 100% recycled paperboard mills across the U.S. The decision followed the success of trial operations conducted in 2017 at its recycled paperboard mill in St. Paul, Minnesota, which accepted poly-coated foodservice packaging during regular production. The trial was later extended to additional facilities in Chattanooga, Tennessee and Louisville, Kentucky during the same year. The Advanced Foodservice Packaging and Recycling accepts items including single-use cups, takeout cartons and pizza boxes, which are normally considered as hard-to-recycle items.

Techniflute sustainability initiative by the company was recognized for its outstanding contribution to sustainable business practices.

WestRock was the only AF&PA member company to be honored with two awards.

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