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Knoxville mayor collects phone books


Focused on Knox County Schools System recycling success, Knoxville Mayor Bill Haslam, shown here alongside winning entries in a countywide recycling poster contest, speaks to a small gathering of City officials and special guests during a “dual function” ceremony at recently-opened Goodwill-Park Village Drive Recycling Center in Cedar Bluff Tuesday, Dec. 12. City of Knoxville and Goodwill Industries have partnered in an effort aimed at encouraging recycling, targeting phone books, in Knox County schools. “Last year Knox County collected more than one hundred and forty-three tons of phone books. … In the process we saved twenty-five hundred trees, the equivalent of four hundred and thirty-two barrels of oil …,” Haslam said. Also recognizing the Goodwill-Park Village Drive center grand opening, Haslam said the center had the potential to take in 1,250 tons of recyclable materials per year. “… If you do that you’re gonna save seventeen thousand five hundred trees every year …,” the mayor added.



 

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