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Phoenix Collaborates with Carton Recycling Nonprofit to Get Closer to Diversion GoalPhoenix Collaborates with Carton Recycling Nonprofit to Get Closer to Diversion Goal<div class="ExternalClassF458570C21BC4CCE953F1C5EDDE66110"><p>​</p><table cellspacing="0" width="100%" class="ms-rteTable-default"><tbody><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default" style="width:100%;"><p>The city of Phoenix is partnering with the non-profit recycling organization, Carton Council, to increase awareness about carton recycling. This partnership aims to educate residents about carton recycling and help the city move toward a 40 percent waste diversion rate by 2020, a goal set forth by Phoenix's Reimagine Phoenix initiative.</p><p>"Phoenix introduced single stream recycling to residents about 25 years ago, making it more convenient for them to recycle different kinds of materials including cartons," said John Trujillo, Phoenix Public Works director. "Our partnership with the Carton Council to deliver this campaign will remind our residents and increase their awareness that different kinds of cartons are accepted in our recycling program, and their extra effort to recycle these materials can help increase our waste diversion rate."</p><p>Residents can participate in the campaign by signing up at the campaign site, cartonlivesonphx.org, and claiming a free magnet that shows which cartons can be recycled. They can also get recycling tips, enter fun games and contests to win prizes such as a $25 Amazon gift card, among others, courtesy of the Carton Council and its sponsors. Tips and reminders on recycling cartons are especially handy during the holiday season.  </p><p>"We've seen in other regions that increasing carton recycling only helps to boost overall recycling throughout the city," said Carla Fantoni*, vice president of communications at Carton Council, a group of carton manufacturers united to expand carton recycling in the United States through strong private-public collaboration. "We are excited about working closely with the city of Phoenix that's already doing a lot to help its residents to recycle right. We hope this campaign will contribute to Phoenix reaching its diversion goal."</p><p>Phoenix is one of three regions including Southern California and Miami Dade County where Carton Council is simultaneously launching a campaign. After launching in October, the campaign is scheduled to last until February 2016. Carton recycling is now available for about 55% of American households nationwide. Recycled cartons are turned into paper products like paper towels, napkins and even building materials.​​​</p><p style="text-align:center;">-30-<br></p></td></tr></tbody></table></div>11/9/2015 6:00:00 PMYvette Roeder 602-501-0620 (media only)Customer Service602-262-7251