Holiday Recycling Tips and a Special Message from CEO Brian McPheely
I imagine many of you are wondering where this year went. We all have many things on our “to do and wish” lists; we have obligations to our family, our employers, and our communities. I realize how many directions we all are being pulled in, and I’d like to express my sincere appreciation and thankfulness at this special time of year, for all you do for Pratt Industries.
We continue our success because of you and your commitment, dedication, and work ethic to this company. I understand it takes a support network to be able to work as hard as you do each day for Pratt – this I am very grateful for. Please extend my sincere appreciation to your families for they also are a huge part of the system that makes it all work for all of us.
With that said, please take some time with your families and unplug, focusing on them and relaxing during these upcoming holidays. During this very special time of the year, I hope you can re-charge the batteries and look forward, as I am, to a terrific 2014 with all of you. We’ve been focusing on recycling in the Innovations e-newsletters recently, and I’d like to pass on a few recycling tips for you to consider during the holidays.
Happy Holidays to each of you,
CEO, Pratt Industries
Recycling Tips During the Holidays:
Purchase holiday cards and wrapping paper that is labeled “made from” recycled material and better yet labeled “made from post-consumer” recycled material.
- Purchase holiday cards and wrapping paper that can be recycled. Foils and multi-layer cards with non-paper layers are not easily recycled.
- Purchase holiday and year-round cards that are remade from old cards. St Jude Ranch for children creates these cards as a fundraiser and learning tool.
- Use one of the recycling drop-off sites if you have more recyclables than will fit in your bin.
- As you are receiving those orders from Amazon, Macy’s, etc., make sure the boxes are recycled.
- Properly dispose of your old computer that’s been replaced by a newer model. Disposing varies from recycling materials, to reusing components by a charitable organization. Earth 911, a non-profit corporation, has a listing of companies all across the nation. Visit their website, Earth911.com, to learn more.
- Recycle your natural Christmas tree at one of the metro area collection sites.
- Remove your name from mailing lists of any catalogs you no longer wish to receive.
- Give environmental gifts like reusable tote bags, lunch bags, travel mugs, house plants, bird feeders, bird houses, homemade foods and handmade items.