By Nina Wu
Hagadone Printing Co. is hosting its first-ever telephone-book recycling contest for Oahu schools.
The contest is open to any school on Oahu, and will feature a first place prize of $2,500 for the school that donates the most phone books. Second place collects $1,000.
Clint Schroeder, Hagadon President says: "It's extremely important that we share the values of protecting the aina with the next generation, and through this contest we can show kids they CAN make a huge positive impact."
Approximately 410,000 tons of phone books find their way to landfills or incinerators, according to the Product Stewardship Institute, costing taxpayers about $60 million each year in management costs.
Hagadone has an industrial shredder/baler system that helps the company recycle 140 tons of waste paper per month.
For more information about the contest, contact Ed Kobayashi at 852-6334 or EdK@HagadonePrinting.com.