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October 18, 2006

 

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DEP RECOGNIZES STATEWIDE EFFORTS TO PROMOTE RECYCLING

(06/58) TRENTON - New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection Commissioner Lisa P. Jackson today announced the recipients of 10 recycling awards for their efforts to boost recycling in the state during the past year. The awards were presented at the 26th New Jersey Recycling Symposium and Awards Luncheon held in Eatontown.

"Recycling conserves natural resources, reduces waste and strengthens local economies," said Commissioner Jackson. "This is our opportunity to thank the individuals, government agencies and private businesses that are working to make New Jersey a leader in recycling. We applaud the vision and leadership of the award winners."

Twelve New Jersey students in the 4th, 5th and 6th grades also received poetry awards as part of DEP's recycling poetry contest. Every year, DEP co-sponsors the symposium with the Association of New Jersey Recyclers.

The 2006 award recipients are listed below, along with link to additional information and poetry contest winners.

AWARD CATEGORY: INSTITUTION
AWARD RECIPIENT: Princeton University Plasma Physics Laboratory

AWARD CATEGORY: BUSINESS
AWARD RECIPIENT: Toyota Logistics Services, Inc.

AWARD CATEGORY: GOVERNMENT
AWARD RECIPIENT: Borough of Fair Lawn

AWARD CATEGORY: RISING STAR
AWARD RECIPIENT: Franz Adler, Recycling Coordinator, City of Margate

AWARD CATEGORY: RECYCLING INDUSTRY
AWARD RECIPIENT: Global Recycling Solutions

AWARD CATEGORY: RETAIL MERCHANT
AWARD RECIPIENT: Whole Foods Market

AWARD CATEGORY: LEADERSHIP
AWARD RECIPIENT: Joseph Fallon, Fort Monmouth

AWARD CATEGORY: EDUCATOR/EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM
AWARD RECIPIENT: Jeanette Rea-Keywood

AWARD CATEGORY: SOURCE REDUCTION/RESOURCE MANAGEMENT
AWARD RECIPIENT: New Jersey Resources

AWARD CATEGORY: DROP-OFF/DEPOT LOCATION
AWARD RECIPIENT: Burlington Township

RECYCLING POETRY CONTEST WINNERS

FOURTH GRADE

Nicole Steimle, Cherry Hill School, River Edge
Maura Mullaney, Trinity Academy, Caldwell
Cristina Felicetta, PACS Intermediate, Perth Amboy
Gena Di Paolo, Hooper Avenue Elementary School, Toms River

FIFTH GRADE

Georgina Benhardt, Lawrence Brook School, East Brunswick
Andrew Mahon, Maple Place School, Oceanport
Maggie Coffey, St. James Elementary School, Red Bank
Jason Marshall, Shalom Torah Academy, Morganville

SIXTH GRADE

Sheena Gulliani, Jefferson Township Middle School, Oak Ridge
Nicolette Molina, Cliffside Park School #6, Cliffside Park
Kelsey D'Andrea, Lake Riviera Middle School, Brick
Jenna Gencarelli, St. Anthony School, Hawthorne

Link to award winners: www.nj.gov/dep/dshw/recycling/06_recy_winners.htm

 

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