Final Challenge: Start an Office Recycling Program

By |November 13th, 2012|

As a conclusion to our America Recycles Day blog series, we pose a final challenge, to implement an office recycling program. When people are asked if they recycle, the amount of hands that go up is increasing.  One of the ways that we can help increase the amount of recyclers and get the habit started is to [...]

Recycling Challenge #3: Know Your Recyclable Materials: Paper

By |November 7th, 2012|

So far, as part of our America Recycles Day blog series, we've challenged you to familiarize yourself with your local recycling programs, and learn the ins and outs of recycling plastic.  This week we take you through the process of recycling paper. As the world's largest, privately-held 100% recycled paper and packaging company, it's a [...]

Recycling Challenge #2: Know Your Recyclable Materials, Plastic

By |October 30th, 2012|

Last week we challenged you to familiarize yourself with your local recycling programs. This installment of our America Recycles Day blog series is another recycling challenge - to know your recyclable materials beginning with plastic. According to the Container Recycling Institute, more than 60 million plastic bottles end up in landfills and incinerators daily.  So, [...]

Recycling Challenge #1: Know Your Local Recycling Program

By |October 24th, 2012|

Last week, as we kicked off our America Recycles Day series, we challenged our readers to get to know their local recycling program. There are a variety of recycling solutions that may be offered in your area. In order to recycle successfully, it's important to familiarize yourself with your local recycling program. Earth911.com allows you [...]

Pratt Teams with GrowNYC at Recycling Event

By |October 17th, 2012|

More than 100,000 New Yorkers flocked to the Big Apple’s annual NEW GREEN CITY event last week – and Pratt Industries was on hand to help educate residents and businesses alike about the benefits of recycling. Hank Levin, Pratt’s NYC General Manager Recycling Division, said the company’s aim was to show its commitment to partnering with the private and [...]

America Recycles Day

By |October 17th, 2012|

Since 1997, communities across the country have come together on November 15 to celebrate America Recycles Day. It is one day to educate on the importance of recycling and motivate people across America to recycle. One day to get our neighbors, friends and community leaders excited about what can be accomplished when we all work [...]

Touchdown for the Environment

By |September 5th, 2012|

College football is almost as well known for its tailgating parties as it is for touchdowns and cheerleaders. But have you ever wondered where all that leftover trash and recyclables end up? Well the University of Georgia Bulldogs can take a bow – because they’re making sure what can be recycled IS being recycled – [...]

Pratt Celebrates Opening of New Material Recovery Facility in SC

By |June 20th, 2012|

GREENVILLE, S.C.– Pratt Industries has officially opened its new material recovery facility (MRF) in Spartanburg County. The state-of-the-art $3.5 million facility replaces a smaller recycling plant the company had operated nearby. “Due to the loyal support of our customers and the growth in this area we outgrew that facility and decided to re-invest [...]

Video: The Recycling Journey of a Pizza Box

By |May 30th, 2012|

KTBS TV ArkLaTex Made reports on the recycling journey of a pizza box as it is turned into paper at Pratt Industries. Watch and learn more about the recycling process at Pratt Industries: About Pratt Industries Recycling Division Pratt Industries’ Recycling Division is a full service recycler with 13 facilities. Pratt utilizes the paper products collected [...]

Recycled Paper Mill in New York Celebrates 15 Years!

By |May 2nd, 2012|

Pratt’s 100% recycled paper mill in New York City celebrated its 15th “birthday” recently, passing the 4.6 million mark for tons of recycled paper it’s produced since opening in April, 1997. That’s the equivalent of saving more than 78 million trees! And every day, it produces enough paper to stretch from New York City to [...]