Smurfit-Stone Partners With Emerald Waste to Provide Recycling and Waste
Solutions in Gainesville, FL


<p>CREVE COEUR, Mo. and <span class="xn-location">CHICAGO</span>, <span class="xn-chron">March 11</span> /CNW/ -- Smurfit-Stone Container Corporation's Recycling division today announced it has partnered with Emerald Waste Services (EWS) to operate EWS's materials recycling facility (MRF) and transfer station in Gainesville, FL.  Smurfit-Stone will pull recyclable materials delivered to the transfer station from the waste stream, thereby reducing the amount of material which goes to the landfill.</p>


<p>"This agreement between Smurfit-Stone and Emerald Waste Services reflects how industry partnerships can help close the gap between the waste that society generates and what is being recovered for recycling and reuse," said <span class="xn-person">Mike Oswald</span>, senior vice president and general manager of Smurfit-Stone's Recycling division.  "By partnering with waste industry leaders, government, communities and non-government organizations (NGOs) we are able to provide financial and environmental benefits to both our customers and communities."</p>
<p>As a recycling industry leader, Smurfit-Stone utilizes innovative partnerships and state-of-the-art technology to provide recycling and waste management solutions to retailers, manufacturers, grocers, printers, communities and waste haulers.</p>
<p>"Emerald Waste Services is a leader in the solid waste collection and disposal industry in Florida, Alabama and Mississippi," the Company's Chief Executive Officer, <span class="xn-person">Bart Begley</span>, said. "Combining the talent and resources of EWS and Smurfit-Stone allows both our companies to better serve our customers by providing an efficient and cost-effective solution to the waste and recycling needs of Gainesville and Alachua County, FL.  It's a great partnership and we look forward to growing it as this project moves forward."</p>
<p>Smurfit-Stone has 30 recycling plants in the <span class="xn-location">United States</span> offering comprehensive recycling and waste solutions, and has sales and procurement offices in <span class="xn-location">North America</span>, Asia and <span class="xn-location">Europe</span>.  Its waste and recycling experts provide recycling and waste solutions to some of the world's largest corporations.</p>
<p>Smurfit-Stone Container Corporation is one of the industry's leading integrated containerboard and corrugated packaging producers, and one of the world's largest paper recyclers. The company is a member of the Sustainable Forestry Initiative® and the <span class="xn-location">Chicago</span> Climate Exchange.  Smurfit-Stone generated revenue of <span class="xn-money">$7.04 billion</span> in 2008; has led the industry in safety every year since 2001; and conducts its business in compliance with the environmental, health, and safety principles of the American Forest & Paper Association.</p>


For further information: For further information: Mike Mullin, +1-314-656-5846, or Lisa Esneault, +1-314-656-5786, both for Smurfit-Stone Container Corporation Web Site:

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