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 [...]

Pratt Industries’ Fortune Magazine Feature Hits Newstands

By |May 29th, 2013|

Fortune magazine's special issue highlighting the growth and benefits of Sustainable Packaging is now on newsstands, and we're proud to say Pratt Industries is front and center of the coverage. For those of you who haven't yet seen the story, you can check out the interview with our CEO Brian McPheely below! Ahead of the [...]

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By |May 26th, 2013|

innovations.prattindustries.com x Dress-Lace Store Lace Dress - Playful Peace Sign Print The dress is so cute and comfortable you will wish you had a closet full of them. This innovations.prattindustries.com x dress-lace inc lace dress is made from a stretch jersey that hugs curves in all the right places. It has a playful peace sign [...]

Establishing Recyclability Labeling Standards

By |December 18th, 2012|

In our previous post, "Recycling Obstacles and Tips for Recycling Success", we discussed one of the biggest challenges to recycling is determining what is recyclable due to lack of consistent standards in labeling products. The Sustainable Packaging Coalition (SPC) is an industry working group that is committed to creating and implementing an environmental vision for packaging.  Their [...]

Recycling Obstacles & Tips for Recycling Success

By |December 7th, 2012|

What makes a person recycle?  Is it a learned behavior turned habit set by example? Is it something we do to avoid green guilt? Or perhaps in some cases it’s an act for economic gain. Whatever the reason, the important thing is that people continue to recycle so we can continue to protect some of [...]