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Fortune Favors the Environment

By |May 23rd, 2013|

Pratt Industries is being featured in a Fortune magazine article hitting the newsstands on Monday. The prestigious business journal is devoting an entire section to stories and profiles highlighting the Future of Sustainable Packaging - and how innovation is reshaping an industry that touches everyone. In short, it's a perfect vehicle for our [...]

Pratt’s Newest Solid-Waste Transfer Station Breaks Ground

By |April 26th, 2013|

Pratt Industries celebrated Earth Week with events across the country including a ceremonial ground breaking and tree planting at the site of the soon to be constructed solid-waste transfer station at the company's corporate campus in Conyers, Ga. Pratt is constructing this transfer station as part of a long-term public-private partnership between the company [...]

Pratt Celebrates Earth Day

By |April 17th, 2013|

Earth day is coming up on April 22nd and there are many ways to celebrate to show your support for the environment. On April 22, 1970, the first official Earth Day, an estimated 20 million Americans took to the streets, parks, and classrooms to demonstrate for a healthy, sustainable environment and show their commitment to protecting [...]

Packaging Scorecards: Why are there so many?

By |April 17th, 2013|

In 2005, the Sustainable Packaging Coalition® (SPC), an industry working group dedicated to a more robust environmental vision for packaging, completed the Definition of Sustainable Packaging. This definition represents an important first step in articulating a common understanding of the term “sustainable packaging.” It provides a common vision and a framework for understanding activities directed toward improving packaging. This definition has [...]

Sustainability Scorecards: Walmart Packaging Scorecard

By |March 4th, 2013|

Sustainability awareness has come a long way in recent years...and so, too, has the methodology in ensuring claims made are claims verified. And no sustainability initiative in the business community has received more attention than the Walmart Packaging Scorecard. Introduced in 2006, the scorecard included measurements for GhG (Greenhouse Gas) emissions, Recycled Content, and Cube [...]

Overcoming Business Sustainability Hurdles – Part 2

By |January 23rd, 2013|

The ten most common challenges sustainable businesses face were presented in a previous article, “Top 10 Sustainability Hurdles for Businesses in 2013“. Last week, we discussed getting over the first five hurdles in "Overcoming Business Sustainability Hurdles - Part 1". This is the second part of the series and explores overcoming the remaining five hurdles. [...]

Overcoming Business Sustainability Hurdles – Part 1

By |January 17th, 2013|

Image from istockphoto.com Last week we discussed the ten most common challenges sustainable businesses face in the article, "Top 10 Sustainability Hurdles for Businesses in 2013".  As promised, this week we provide ways a business can overcome the most common sustainability challenges. This post explores the first five hurdles and is part one of two. [...]

Five Green Ways to Organize Your Office

By |January 10th, 2013|

1. Reduce Paper Clutter with an ENERGY STAR Qualified Scanner One of the telltale signs of a disorganized office is a desk covered with multiple stacks of paper documents yet to be filed. To help reduce office paper clutter, a desktop scanner is key. If you recycle the paper documents after you’ve scanned, you can [...]

Top 10 Sustainability Hurdles for Businesses in 2013

By |January 9th, 2013|

1. There are too many metrics that claim to measure sustainability—and they’re too confusing. 2. Government policies need to incent outcomes and be more clearly connected to sustainability. 3. Consumers do not consistently factor sustainability into their purchase decisions. 4. Companies do not know how best to motivate employees to undertake sustainability initiatives. [...]

Sustainable Holiday Tips

By |November 28th, 2012|

Help the environment this holiday season with these sustainable holiday tips! Recycle E-waste Are you contemplating buying a computer for that special someone – your spouse, your son or daughter who is going to school next year – replacing an older model?  Make sure that you’re helping the environment by recycling this large [...]