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Being green brings in the green with Abitibi recycling program


January 16, 2007
By Pulp & Paper Canada

In an interesting twist, Abitibi-Consolidated has found a surefire way to ensure that schools, parishes and non-pro…

In an interesting twist, Abitibi-Consolidated has found a surefire way to ensure that schools, parishes and non-profit communities recycle: it pays them.

Abitibi Recycling, part of Abitibi Consolidated, initiated the Paper Retriever Program, which has worked to tremendous advantage.

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The company supplies each school with a paper recycling container, which Abitibi empties on a weekly or biweekly basis, compensating the facilities for each pound of recycled material it turns over. According to a report by TheBostonPilot.com, some schools bring in $2,000 every year.

“It is so easy,” TheBostonPilot.com reported Sue Rogge, coordinator for St. Michael School in North Andover, MA as saying. “I don’t see why all the schools don’t do this. It saves us a lot of charges for the school.”


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