TYRONE, PA, Oct. 10, 2017 (Press Release) -American Eagle Paper Mills has been selected as the recipient of the 2017 Leadership in Sustainable Business Award by the Pennsylvania Resources Council (PRC), the Commonwealth’s oldest grassroots environmental non-profit organization. American Eagle Paper Mills is being recognized for its production of recycled chlorine free paper using an innovative deinking process that allows it to recycle multiple types of paper waste. PRC also applauds the mills recent Project Phoenix, which replaced the mills coal boiler and antiquated energy distribution systems with high efficiency natural gas boiler and power distribution system. The project dramatically cut GHG emissions from the mill and reduced water intake by 82%
Every year, PRC honors groups, organizations and individuals who show outstanding leadership, creativity and a commitment to protecting the environment for future generations of Pennsylvanians. The award will be presented to American Eagle Paper Mills at the annual PRC Awards Celebration at the Villanova University Conference Center on Thursday, November 9, 2017. Cindy Adams Dunn, Secretary of the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources,, will be the events keynote speaker.
About Pennsylvania Resources Council (PRC)
The mission of the PRC is to lead and promote individual and collective actions to preserve Pennsylvania’s environmental resources for each generation. PRC is Pennsylvania’s oldest grassroots environmental organization. Since 1939 we have worked to protect the Commonwealth’s resources for future generations through environmental education, recycling and waste diversion programs, anti-litter campaigns and much more.
About American Eagle Paper Mills
American Eagle Paper Mills is the leading US producer of recycled uncoated freesheet papers, including office, printing and converting grades. Located in Tyrone PA, the mill was restarted in 2003 by a group of local investors, having been shuttered by MeadWestvaco in 2001. The mill employs approximately 240 proud Pennsylvania papermakers, who transform 300 tons of waste paper each day into premium recycled paper.