JERICHO, N.Y. (From news reports) -- Georgia-Pacific's Harmon Recycling is changing its name to Georgia-Pacific Recycling. The change more directly reflects that the recycling business is an integrated part of a large, stable and respected organization, according to the company.
Georgia-Pacific Recycling maintains its headquarters in Jericho, N.Y., and operates six recycling centers in the U.S. The business was acquired by Georgia-Pacific in 2000 and, until now, has continued to operate under the Harmon name.
"While the Harmon name is well known in the marketplace, more formally adopting the Georgia-Pacific name reflects that we are committed to being a preferred partner in the recyclable commodity industry," said Marc Forman, president of Georgia-Pacific Recycling, in a statement. "To say that the recycling industry is experiencing a lot of change is an understatement; our new name reflects that we are a stable company with a commitment to innovative solutions."
With nearly 50 years of experience in the recycling industry, the team helps customers reduce their waste stream and maximize recyclables. In addition to exclusively supplying waste paper to Georgia-Pacific tissue and containerboard mills, Georgia-Pacific Recycling is a global marketer of recyclable materials, selling more than 6 million tons of paper and 450 million pounds of plastics annually.
The business is now using the new Georgia-Pacific Recycling name, but some official documents will reflect the GP Harmon Recycling name until the transition is complete later this year, noted the company.