Telephone-book recycling contest for Oahu Schools

By: Denise Yuki

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - As part of continuing efforts to minimize environmental impacts from large-scale printing, Hagadone Printing is hosting its first-ever telephone-book recycling contest for Oahu schools.

Open to any school on Oahu, the contest will feature a first place prize of $2,500 for the school that donates the most phone books. Second place will collect $1,000. Schools must register online for the contest.   Click here for a link.

"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," said Clint Schroeder, Hagadone President.

According to the environmental group Product Stewardship Institute, 410,000 tons of phone books find their way to landfills or incinerators, costing taxpayers about $60 million each year in management costs.

"Especially out here in the Pacific, with a finite amount of space, we need to be ever-vigilant in limiting what goes into our landfills," continued Schroeder.

The contest ends on February 29th, 2012.

For more information about the contest, or for schools to register, please contact Ed Kobayashi, at or call (808) 852-6334.

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