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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companies in the United States spend over $120 billion yearly on printed materials, only to have those materials become outdated in three months or less.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 [...]

Anthony Pratt Throws First Pitch

By |July 10th, 2015|

Pratt Industries treated 300 workers and family members from the Department of Sanitation New York and our paper mill to a night of fun and baseball at the Staten Island Yankees last week...and our chairman Anthony Pratt threw out the first ball accompanied by his 6-year-old son, Leon. Happily, it was a perfect [...]

Pratt Opens Two New Recycling Facilities

By |June 18th, 2015|

Pratt officially opened two new recycling facilities this week, including a 110,000 sq. ft. plant in Gary, Indiana. The other is a 38,000 sq. ft. site in Wichita, Kansas. Both will support the company's state-of-the-art paper mill in Valparaiso, In., which comes on-line this September. Together, the two facilities, the company's 16th and 17th recycling plants, will have the capacity to process more [...]

Pratt Leads Coalition to Increase School Recycling and Environmental Awareness in NYC

By |April 30th, 2015|

Pratt Industries announced today it would lead a unique coalition of government, private enterprise, trade associations and non-profits to increase recycling rates and environmental awareness among students and teachers in dozens of New York City schools. Pratt chairman Anthony Pratt was joined by local leaders including Staten Island Borough President James S. Oddo in releasing details of the program, which for the first time will introduce a [...]