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Recycling Tips for Kids and Their Families

By |April 24th, 2019|

On April 22nd, we celebrated Earth Day. This annual event started back in the 1970s and has made a positive impact on the environment. Earth Day has catapulted public awareness of the environment and action to commit to sustainability that has led to important legislation that can help the planet's resources sustains for generations to [...]

Closed Loop Systems for Zero Waste Packaging Solutions

By |February 4th, 2019|

Several brands including Procter and Gamble Company, Unilever, Coca-Cola and PepsiCo recently announced their plan to participate in TerraCycle’s Loop Program that develops circular solutions for hard-to-recycle products and packaging. These companies have all agreed to distribute more products in reusable packaging in place of their current one-time-use, disposable packaging. The goal of Loop is [...]

November 15th is America Recycles Day

By |November 13th, 2018|

November is a great month to renew your commitment to reduce, reuse, recycle, and buy recycled! Did you know the national recycling rate has increased over the past 30 years to its current rate of 34%? The paper recycling rate is even higher! In 2017, 65.8 percent of the paper consumed in the U.S. was recovered for [...]

Pratt Industries Helps Customers Close the Loop

By |July 17th, 2018|

Close the Loop refers to giving used products new life – and a signature program at Pratt Industries.  Thanks to innovative partnerships and a vast national network, we annually collect more than 2.2 million tons of recyclable materials.  Doing so not only extends the reach of our sustainable practices, it helps our customers achieve their [...]

Indiana Lt. Governor Suzanne Crouch Tours Pratt Industries Valparaiso

By |July 5th, 2018|

Our 100 percent recycled paper mill and adjacent box plant in Valparaiso, Indiana received a visit from Indiana’s Lieutenant Governor Suzanne Crouch this week. Then Indiana Governor Mike Pence officially opened the mill in 2016 with a ceremonial ribbon cutting. The mill at capacity produces 500,000 tons of the industry’s best 100% recycled paper and supplies our rapidly expanding [...]

Paper-Based Packaging Industry Helps Educate Next-Generation Recyclers

By |June 26th, 2018|

In a world increasingly aware of the need to preserve our natural resources, paper-based packaging offers a renewable, recyclable, and sustainable solution.  Through The Responsible Package® initiative, Pratt Industries works with allied companies and associations to provide free, standards-based education materials on this topic to middle school teachers, students, and families. Helping Kids Make a [...]

Holiday Recycling Tips

By |December 4th, 2017|

Here are a few recycling tips to keep in mind during the holiday season: 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 [...]

“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, [...]