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Recycling

“Don’t Litter, Recycle” Contest Winners Announced!

By |October 5th, 2017|

Pratt Recycling and the Department of Sanitation New York unveiled the winning posters from last year's "Don't Litter, Recycle" contest in Staten Island schools. The 2 winning posters were enlarged and will be displayed on all Staten Island DSNY garbage and recycling trucks for the next several months. These enlarged posters were unveiled on the [...]

“Don’t Litter, Recycle” School Poster Contest Winners Announced at Staten Island Yankees Game

By |June 29th, 2017|

Pratt Industries COO David Dennis throws the first pitch of the Staten Island Yankees Game On June 26th, Pratt Industries along with the Department of Sanitation New York, the Office of the Borough President James Oddo and the New York Department of Education announced the winners of the "Don't Litter, Recycle" school poster contest. This borough-wide art [...]

Pratt Recycling Partners with JASON Learning and ISRI

By |June 26th, 2017|

Earlier this month, Pratt Industries in partnership with JASON Learning and ISRI, presented a free Recycling Activities Collection training workshop to teachers in Staten Island. The result is a private-public partnership that achieves multiple goals with one program; increased recycling, reduced litter, and STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) learning in K-12 schools. The recycling curriculum, which includes hands-on activities, [...]

Earth Day 2017

By |April 18th, 2017|

Earth Day is April 22nd. In celebration, WeHatetoWaste.com offers an interactive guide offering free tips for New York residents on how to get to zero waste as part of NYC's Zero Waste to Landfill Plan. As part of this plan, the City will eliminate the need to send waste to out-of-state landfills, thus minimizing the overall [...]

Waste Reduction Campaigns That Work!

By |February 6th, 2017|

Many businesses like the idea of going green and reducing their carbon footprint, if only because eliminating waste means saving money. But this mission might sound daunting and difficult, especially for organizations whose resources are already stretched thin. You don't have to revamp everything that's working to reduce waste; implementing a few simple, common-sense solutions [...]

How to Incentivize Employees to Recycle

By |November 15th, 2016|

Office workers average 10,000 sheets of copied paper every year, and 4,500 of those end up in the trash can. What’s more, companies in the United States spend over $120 billion yearly on printed materials, only to have those materials become outdated in three months or less. How can you reduce these costs and encourage your employees to recycle? [...]

Pratt Staten Island Team Hits New Milestone: 6 Million Tons of Paper Recycled!

By |January 21st, 2016|

A proud Staten Island team gathers in front of the milestone paper reel led by GM Muneer Ahmad (center, light blue shirt). Pratt Paper NY has just produced its 6 millionth ton of America's best 100 percent recycled paper. The Staten Island team hit the milestone late last week, and since start up [...]

NYC Recycled Pizza Boxes Made in Staten Island

By |January 14th, 2016|

Anyway you slice it Pratt's New York City box plant makes the industry's best pizza boxes - all 200,000 of them a day. But now, the Big Apple team has joined forces with a leading local politician to come up with a unique way to honor their Staten Island home - by producing [...]

New Pratt Mill Starts Production

By |October 5th, 2015|

Pratt Industries announced today its new $260 million recycled paper mill had started production in Valparaiso, In. Pratt, which has now built three of the last 4 paper mills constructed in the U.S., said the new 100 percent recycled facility would supply the company's rapidly-expanding Midwest operations. In just two years, company chairman Anthony Pratt said Pratt had invested more [...]

Pratt Opens Newest Recycling Facility in Conyers

By |September 24th, 2015|

Pratt Industries, America’s 5th largest paper and packaging company, has officially opened its newest recycling Material Recovery Facility at its corporate eco-campus in Conyers, Georgia. The plant, which will receive materials from both municipal and commercial recycling programs, is the most advanced MRF in Georgia.  It can process both residential and commercial single-stream recyclables, source-separated and baled materials. These include various grades of paper, plastic and metal [...]