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Pratt Opens New Recycling Facility in Rock Hill, SC

By |July 15th, 2014|

Pratt Industries has officially opened its newest recycling facility in Rock Hill, SC. Myles Cohen, President of Pratt Recycling, said the new plant - the company's 15th recycling center in the USA - would service the recycling needs of businesses, cities and counties within a 100 mile radius and bring both economic and environmental benefits to the area. "This portion [...]

Pratt Industries and DSNY: A Great Team

By |June 25th, 2014|

Pratt Industries played host to 150 workers and family members from the Department of Sanitation New York last week, in the company's annual salute to the department at the Staten Island Yankees ball park. DSNY Commissioner Kathryn Garcia and Pratt's Recycling Division president Myles Cohen had the honor of throwing out the first pitch - and we're happy [...]

Pratt Recyling Center in Denton Serves as Backdrop for Trashion Fashion Photoshoot

By |April 17th, 2014|

What better way to recycle trash than to reuse and repurpose it?  Already in its third year,  The Trashion Fashion Show in Denton, Texas does just that. In this joint venture between the City of Denton's Solid Waste and Recycling Department and the Denton Public Library, designers of all ages were asked to [...]

A Special Holiday Message from CEO Brian McPheely

By |December 20th, 2013|

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 [...]

Pratt Opens New Recycling Facility

By |December 12th, 2013|

Pratt Industries has officially opened its new material recovery facility (MRF) in south Georgia. The state-of-the-art plant, which replaces a smaller recycling center the city had operated nearby, is the result of a unique partnership between the public and private sectors. The city of Columbus paid for and built the $8.5 million, 54,000 [...]

Close the Loop Recycling Programs

By |November 21st, 2013|

The Pratt Recycling team actively works with customers of Pratt’s corrugators, sheet plants, as well as Pratt Displays and Pratt Retail Specialties, to recover recyclables from their operations. The concept is that Pratt sells the boxes to the customer and subsequently takes back material that may have been going into the waste stream. Pratt’s recycling [...]

How to Interpret Recycling Labels

By |October 24th, 2013|

In one of our most recent Innovations articles, we discussed recycling water bottles and caps.  This article, as part of our recycling series, includes information on educating communities and businesses on how to interpret recycling labels. According to How2Recycle, "Variation in recycling programs, unclear labeling, and inaccurate recyclability claims make proper recycling a challenge. The [...]

Plastic Bottle Cap Recycling 101

By |October 2nd, 2013|

To recycle or not to recycle: That’s the dilemma you face when you’re ready to toss out the plastic cap that came on your soda or water bottle. For years, recycling programs across the country have told their residents that plastic bottle caps could not be recycled curbside with their other plastics and instead, should [...]

Pratt Donates Recycling Bins to New York City

By |July 19th, 2013|

Pratt Industries has partnered with the City of New York to place solar-powered recycling bins throughout downtown Manhattan to help increase paper recycling rates. The 16 Big Belly bins, which have been sited in highly trafficked intersections around the Financial District, will collect paper to be eventually recycled at the company’s paper mill [...]

Denton’s MRF Offers a Fresh Look at Recycling

By |July 11th, 2013|

MURF?, MURPH?, MIRF? No, it’s a MRF - A Material Recovery Facility.  Since its grand opening in November 2011, the Pratt Industries' MRF in Denton, Texas has had hundreds of students visit the facility to learn about recycling in a fun and interactive way. An impressive operation in its own right, Denton's MRF makes the [...]