Georgia-Pacific Professional Announces 2010 ISSA Innovation Award Entries

Commercial product manufacturer nominates recent innovations for sanitation industry recognition.

Atlanta, GA, August 14, 2010 --( Georgia-Pacific Professional is proud to announce its SofPull™ Centerpull Tissue Dispenser and the Green by Design® - Dispenser Recycle, Refurbish, Repair Program as entries for ISSA/INTERCLEAN’s 2010 ISSA Innovation Award. This award program recognizes notable products and services developed by manufacturers in the sanitation industry.

The SofPull Centerpull Tissue Dispenser is a first-of-its-kind technology in North America, featuring a completely enclosed tissue roll with one-at-a-time sheet dispensing. The product’s innovative design helps simplify maintenance efforts and promote hygiene, while also reducing overhead expenses and chances for cross-contamination. SofPull dispensers are available with a single, side-by-side or stacked configuration in two color choices – Splash Blue or Translucent Smoke.

“ISSA/INTERCLEAN is one of Georgia-Pacific Professional’s most highly-respected industry resources and partners,” said Bill Sleeper, President of Georgia-Pacific Professional. “We are proud to support the organization’s efforts to highlight the cleaning and sanitation industry’s recent innovations. Our company takes great pride in our product development process and is honored to have our new initiatives in this year’s competition.”

Georgia-Pacific Professional also has entered the Green by Design - Dispenser Recycle, Refurbish, Repair Program. Developed to provide extended value to the use of dispensers, the program promotes environmental responsibility by diverting dispensers from landfills. Georgia-Pacific Professional is the first paper manufacturer to develop a dispenser recycling program for its customers.

Those interested in voting for Georgia-Pacific Professional’s 2010 ISSA Innovation Award nominations can visit SofPull Centerpull Tissue Dispenser is listed in the “Paper / Plastics” category, and the Green by Design - Dispenser Recycle, Refurbish, Repair Program is listed in the “Services, Technology & Other” category. You may only vote once in each category. Voting is open through Sept. 30, 2010.

About Green by Design® Products
Since the 1930s, Georgia-Pacific Professional and its predecessors have pioneered systems that reduce waste. Georgia-Pacific Professional produces 200 away-from-home products containing 95 to 100 percent recycled fiber and 40 products that help companies earn LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certification. Georgia-Pacific Professional works closely with its affiliated recycling company, Harmon Associates, which facilitates the brokerage of six million tons of recovered paper each year.

In 2007, Georgia-Pacific Professional began labeling the environmental benefits of its products using the Green by Design designation. Green by Design-marked products follow the EPA’s 3 R program of reduce, reuse and recycle. Georgia-Pacific Professional labels the packaging for its Green by Design qualified products with seals that designate which of the 3 R’s the product satisfies and how the particular product satisfies the relevant environmental criteria.

About Georgia-Pacific Professional
Georgia-Pacific Professional is a provider of hygienic dispensing systems, towels, tissues, soaps, air fresheners, wipers, cups, cutlery and napkins. Two business groups operate under the Georgia-Pacific Professional business. The Washroom and Wiper Solutions group provides the full range of products to market segments including office buildings, healthcare, manufacturing, and lodging facilities. The Food Services Solutions group focuses on such segments as restaurants, coffee shops, and convenience stores. The Georgia-Pacific Professional business features such well-known product brands as enMotion®, Compact®, Dixie®, EasyNap®, SmartStock® and Brawny Industrial™. For more information on Georgia-Pacific Professional, please call 1-866-HELLO GP (435-5647) or visit us at

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