Infographic: Sustainable Supply Chain

By |August 15th, 2012|

When it comes to sustainable manufacturing, what does circular thinking really mean?  Have a look at this infographic (below) to see what Pratt Industries is doing to close the loop. Starting with a fully integrated recycling program, 1.8 millions tons of waste  are diverted from landfills each year. The recovered waste paper is then used [...]

Zero-Waste: An Olympic-Sized Mission

By |August 8th, 2012|

This is part 3 of a 3 part series of posts related to Olympic inspired sustainability topics. You can read part 1: “Sustainable Olympics in London Win Green” here.  One of the most important and ambitious sustainable initiatives taken by the London 2012 Olympic Games is their mission for zero waste to landfill. An estimated 3300 tons [...]

Boxes Upcycled into Corrugated Art

By |August 6th, 2012|

Not only are corrugated boxes recyclable, but these boxes are also great mediums for sustainable artists to upcycle into something worthy of an art gallery. The unique properties of cardboard make it a perfect material for constructing highly durable art that can withstand the test of time. The gallery that follows represents some of the [...]

Concept of Sustainable Olympic Games is Decades Old

By |August 2nd, 2012|

This is part 2 of a 3 part series of posts related to Olympic inspired sustainability topics. You can read part 1: "Sustainable Olympics in London Win Green" here. Sustainability is not a sprint. In fact, the path to true sustainability is a marathon…as the Olympic Games continually remind us. The Olympic Movement’s Agenda 21 suggested as [...]

Sustainable Olympics in London Win Green!

By |July 26th, 2012|

If sustainability was a sport, there's no doubt Olympic host city London would win the green. The 2012 London Games will prove to be the most sustainable and eco-friendly on record, due to  some innovative and significant steps the city has taken for this international event. According to London2012.com, the London Olympics will employ the [...]

National Grid Awards Pratt for Energy Conservation Efforts

By |July 18th, 2012|

Pratt Industries has been honored for its ongoing efforts to conserve energy at its 100% recycled paper mill on Staten Island, NY. National Grid, which oversees a New York State government fund to provide incentives to businesses and residents for improvements in energy efficiencies, cited Pratt for helping to make Staten Island “cleaner [...]

Seventh Generation Wins Big with 100% Recycled Paper Bottle

By |July 3rd, 2012|

Thousands of new product packages hit the shelves in the past year, but out of all those bottles, pouches and boxes, only a select few have been deemed worthy of the 2012 AmeriStar awards. Produced by the Institute of Packaging Professionals (IoPP), headquartered in Naperville IL, the AmeriStar awards program considers submissions by consumer packaged goods [...]

Sustainability: How Does It Apply to Corporate Success?

By |May 24th, 2012|

Sustainability is development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs. Years ago, a company’s success or otherwise was judged on its financial performance – earnings per share, return on investment, etc. Now, however, as consumers become increasingly concerned with the environment, corporate success is [...]