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AF&PA Wins Telly Award for Improving Paper Recycling Video

Jun 17, 2015

Contact: Katharine Eaton
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WASHINGTON – The American Forest & Paper Association (AF&PA) won a 36th Annual Bronze Telly Award for its Improving Paper Recycling video. The video promotes increased quantity and quality of paper and paper-based packaging recovered for recycling. The annual Telly Awards program honors excellence in broadcast and online video content.

The award-winning video, which was recognized specifically for its green and eco-friendly messaging, is available at   

“AF&PA is honored to receive a Bronze Telly for our Improving Paper Recycling video, which is part of our ongoing effort to increase paper recycling nationwide,” said AF&PA President and CEO Donna Harman.

The video was developed by Leading Authorities, Inc. For their outstanding work and dedication to the finished product AF&PA thanks Creative Director James Favata, Project Manager Tori Furphy, Scriptwriter Justin Kelly, Designer/Animator Rob Kramer, and Voice Talent Icie Favata.

AF&PA recently announced that 65.4 percent of all paper consumed in the U.S. was recovered for recycling in 2014. The industry has set a goal to exceed 70 percent paper recovery by 2020 as part of its Better Practices, Better Planet 2020 sustainability initiative.

For more information about paper recycling and AF&PA’s commitment to sustainability, visit



The American Forest & Paper Association (AF&PA) serves to advance a sustainable U.S. pulp, paper, packaging, and wood products manufacturing industry through fact-based public policy and marketplace advocacy. AF&PA member companies make products essential for everyday life from renewable and recyclable resources and are committed to continuous improvement through the industry’s sustainability initiative - Better Practices, Better Planet 2020. The forest products industry accounts for approximately 4 percent of the total U.S. manufacturing GDP, manufactures over $200 billion in products annually, and employs approximately 900,000 men and women. The industry meets a payroll of approximately $50 billion annually and is among the top 10 manufacturing sector employers in 47 states. Visit AF&PA online at or follow us on Twitter @ForestandPaper.