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Newnan, Georgia 30263
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Welcome to Keep Newnan Beautiful!
Keep Newnan Beautiful's mission is to educate, motivate and empower the individuals of Newnan, Georgia, to take greater responsibility for improving our local community environment through litter prevention, beautification, and waste reduction.

Keep Newnan Beautiful (KNB) is an affiliate of Keep America Beautiful and a local affiliate of Keep Georgia Beautiful. We are a non-profit organization that is working to inspire and educate individuals and our community towards greater environmental stewardship.

KNB 2016 Board Members: Tom Barron, Jack Homer, Pamela Prange, Leah Sumner, Art Polk , Tom Lukens, Linda Davis, Matthew Bailey, Carole Ann Fields, Kari Abernathy, and Jennifer Bryan.

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Why Recycle Paper?
Statistics show the following:
A typical office generates about one pound of paper per employee and that from that paper, 77 percent of what is wasted in offices across the country is recyclable.
Most of the paper wasted is high grade paper.
Using old paper to make new paper uses 30 to 50 percent less energy than making paper from trees.
Pollution is also reduced by 95 percent when used paper is made into new sheets.
40 percent of all waste going to landfills is paper. Cutting down on paper waste will extend the lives of our landfills.
Newspaper can be recycled into egg cartons, game boards, new newspaper, gift boxes, animal bedding, insulation and packaging material.
Office paper is recycled into paper towels, tissue paper and toilet paper.
Corrugated cardboard is created into new cardboard and cereal boxes.
With these facts about recycling paper the multiple benefits to the environment are obvious.
What Can be Recycled
The following cardboard and paper items can be placed in the recycle bins to be recycled:
White paper
Colored paper
White and colored envelopes with windows
Booklets
Manuals
Fax and telex copy paper
Greeting cards
Adding machine tape
Carbon-less forms
Post-It notes
Soft-covered books with white pages
Time cards
Manila folders
Telephone directories
Magazines
Newspapers
Flyers
Non Acceptable Items for Recycling
The following are not accepted in recycling bins:
Pizza boxes (unless they have the recycling symbol on them, showing they are made of corrugated cardboard; some pizza restaurants are becoming more eco-friendly)
Coffee cups
Candy wrappers
Tissues
Paper towels
Carbon paper
Brown and kraft envelopes