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Alcoa Supports the Illinois Army National Guard Recycling Program
PITTSBURGH--Alcoa (NYSE:AA) announced today that more than 50 U.S. Army National
Guard facilities in Illinois, through support from the Illinois
Recycling Association, will enhance their recycling programs by using
recycling bins donated by Alcoa. More than 1,000 green, 22-gallon bins
have been shipped from Alcoa Recycling in Tennessee to the Illinois Army
National Guard State Headquarters at Camp Lincoln in Springfield,
Illinois, for distribution throughout the State.
In addition to the recycling bins, which can be used for a variety of
recyclable materials, Alcoa will also provide Camp Lincoln with
recycling containers designed specifically for aluminum beverage cans.
“These bins will make collecting and recycling aluminum cans much easier
for these military facilities,” said Greg Wittbecker, Alcoa Director
Corporate Metal Recycling Strategy.
“The Alcoa recycling bins are essential to helping us expand our program
and comply fully with Federal and State regulatory guidance concerning
solid waste management and recycling,” said David B. Miller, Military
Environmental Specialist at Camp Lincoln. “We appreciate Alcoa’s
generosity in supporting the Army’s recycling program and the Illinois
Recycling Association, which was instrumental in recommending the bins
for our use.”
Earlier this year Alcoa Recycling and the U.S.
National Recycling Coalition rolled out a major initiative designed
to make recycling more accessible to people across the country. Working
with the state affiliates of the NRC, Alcoa has delivered approximately
25,000 recycling bins for placement in a variety of settings where bins
had not previously been available, such as schools, government and
office buildings, and low-income communities. All bins have been
allocated for the 2009 Alcoa/NRC Recycling Bin Program.
Alcoa Recycling was started in 1978 to recycle used beverage containers.
Since then, Alcoa Recycling has become an industry leader by recycling
aluminum of all forms, including cans. In 2008, the Aluminum Association
set forth the goal of achieving a 75% recycling rate of aluminum cans by
2015. This goal is what Alcoa Recycling aims for when investigating
efficient and cost-effective recycling models, pursuing meaningful
recycling legislation, and educating the public about the benefits of
recycling. Developing greater convenience for recycling is also a key
component of Alcoa Recycling’s campaign, which has prompted our massive
recycling bin distribution program as well as partnerships with various
community groups and corporate partners. For more information about
Alcoa Recycling, visit our website at www.alcoarecycling.com.