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Corrugated Boxes and Food Safety: A Farm to Box to Table Initiative

By |September 18th, 2017|

When it comes to getting foods from farm to table, paper based packaging like Pratt 100% recycled corrugated boxes not only prove to be sustainable, but also help reduce food waste and offer optimal protection for fresh produce and other foods. According to Paper + Packaging Board in their Farm to Box to Table initiative, [...]

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 [...]

Pratt Industries 2016 Environmental Impact Savings

By |February 23rd, 2017|

Each year many of our plants recognize customers and partners for their decision to improve the sustainability of their supply chain by purchasing Pratt Industries packaging made from 100% recycled paper. We're proud to announce Pratt's 2016 total direct customer environmental impact savings by customers from a wide range of market segments that we service. These are just [...]

3 Trends in Protective Packaging Engineering for 2017

By |February 22nd, 2017|

Protective packaging engineering stands to solve several packaging challenges, including heavy packaging weight, and shipping and handling damages, such as vibration, abrasion and shock. An increase in online shopping is one of the driving forces of the demand for protective packaging, which is predicted to increase nearly 5 percent each year by 2019. To keep [...]

5 Tips for More Sustainable Supply Sourcing

By |February 13th, 2017|

A sustainable supply chain is good business. Through sustainable practices, you can save resources and money, optimize supply chain processes and discover ways to innovate your product. A recent Accenture survey for members of the United Nations Global Compact on sustainable business practices showed that 96 percent of CEOs believe sustainability should be integrated into [...]

Steps to Integrate Your Company’s Supply Chain for More Sustainable Growth

By |January 24th, 2017|

  By now, most businesses are well aware that “going green” can help them make or save more of the green they’re most interested in: money. Sustainability is a win-win for the environment and for a business’s bottom line. If your goal is to incorporate sustainability into your supply chain, here’s a bit of great [...]

How to Develop an Effective Corporate Sustainability Plan for 2017

By |January 10th, 2017|

In order for companies across multiple sectors to effectively improve corporate sustainability, a sustainability plan is critical to the process of setting and meeting environmental goals for 2017. This plan will provide a sustainability roadmap for organizations who want to establish a more environmentally responsible reputation, improve efficiencies, increase brand loyalty, and secure shareholder and employee satisfaction. The following tips will help to introduce corporate [...]

5 Ways to Improve Your Corporate Sustainability Image

By |November 29th, 2016|

  Cultivating a sustainable culture within your company is important for prospective customers, future employees and workplace culture. Many organizations think that they need a major overhaul of their operations to improve their "green" image. However, here are five ways you can improve public perceptions about your company's sustainability without having to change everything. 1. [...]

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? [...]

E-commerce Packaging Considerations for Consumer-Based Businesses

By |November 7th, 2016|

For consumer-based eCommerce businesses, the customer experience is probably the single most important factor to company success.  Customers are a company's greatest asset, and it's just good business to satisfy customers. Since packaging and the box in which a product is contained is likely the first tangible interaction a customer will have with the brand, it's [...]