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Go Green, Win Green

Berry Company News Release

Students around the state are looking to raise the bar on last year’s recycled telephone directories. The Berry Company LLC, publisher of the Hawaiian Telcom Yellow Pages, announced the launch of its annual telephone directory recycling program, Think Yellow, Go Green.

Schools on the islands of Hawaii, Kauai, Lanai, Maui and Molokai will compete to recycle the most telephone directories with the goal of surpassing last year’s recycling totals and winning cash prizes.

“Last year, our schools helped collect 64 tons of telephone directories across the neighbor islands,” said Scott Szczekocki, client services regional director for Berry. “The community response has been tremendous, and I look forward to another strong campaign this year.”

Similar to previous years, schools have the opportunity to win cash prizes for their students’ participation in the recycling program. The top schools on Molokai have the opportunity to collect $500 for first place, $300 for second place and $200 for third place.

After the close of the contest on May 21, the directories will then be converted into materials that are reused on the island, such as oil-absorbent materials, home insulation and mulch. Hawaiian Telcom Yellow Pages contain 40 percent post-consumer materials and are 100 percent recyclable.

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