Take a 5-inch stack of newspapers to any of the 14 Burger King restaurants in the Salt Lake metropolitan area during April and receive a free hamburger.
As part of the second annual newspaper recycling drive, Utah Recycling will pick up, weigh and refund the food outlets for papers collected. The recycling money will then be matched by Burger King and donated to TREEUTAH, a non-profit organization working to help reverse the loss of trees.In conjunction with Earth Day on April 22, Burger King, Utah Recycling and the Newspaper Agency Corp. will sponsor another newspaper recycling drive. The goal is to collect 40 tons of newspaper.
As part of its environmental concerns, Burger King collected 28 tons of newspapers during the first recycling drive last June. That resulted in record collections, according to Roger Gillespie, Utah Recycling general manager. Money raised went directly to TREEUTAH.
Studies show that Americans are using 50 million tons of paper a year, resulting in the loss of more than 850 million trees. TREE-UTAH's goal is to plant 100,000 trees in the Salt Lake area by 1996 and 2 million trees statewide by the year 2000.