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November 15th is America Recycles Day

By |November 13th, 2018|

November is a great month to renew your commitment to reduce, reuse, recycle, and buy recycled! Did you know the national recycling rate has increased over the past 30 years to its current rate of 34%? The paper recycling rate is even higher! In 2017, 65.8 percent of the paper consumed in the U.S. was recovered for [...]

Indiana Lt. Governor Suzanne Crouch Tours Pratt Industries Valparaiso

By |July 5th, 2018|

Our 100 percent recycled paper mill and adjacent box plant in Valparaiso, Indiana received a visit from Indiana’s Lieutenant Governor Suzanne Crouch this week. Then Indiana Governor Mike Pence officially opened the mill in 2016 with a ceremonial ribbon cutting. The mill at capacity produces 500,000 tons of the industry’s best 100% recycled paper and supplies our rapidly expanding [...]

Paper-Based Packaging Industry Helps Educate Next-Generation Recyclers

By |June 26th, 2018|

In a world increasingly aware of the need to preserve our natural resources, paper-based packaging offers a renewable, recyclable, and sustainable solution.  Through The Responsible Package® initiative, Pratt Industries works with allied companies and associations to provide free, standards-based education materials on this topic to middle school teachers, students, and families. Helping Kids Make a [...]

History of Pratt Industries 100% Recycled Corrugated Boxes

By |February 8th, 2018|

Pratt Industries has been America’s leading recycled paper and packaging company for over 25 years – dedicated to the sustainability of our planet, our customers and our people, and is recognized around the world for its environmental stewardship. This cornerstone of sustainability on which Pratt Industries, USA is based began with our Australian sister company [...]

Holiday Recycling Tips

By |December 4th, 2017|

Here are a few recycling tips to keep in mind during the holiday season: Purchase holiday cards and wrapping paper that is labeled “made from” recycled material and better yet labeled “made from post-consumer” recycled material. Purchase holiday cards and wrapping paper that can be recycled. Foils and multi-layer cards with non-paper layers are not [...]

eCommerce Packaging Customer Spotlight: Lauren James

By |November 10th, 2017|

The unboxing experience is an important customer touchpoint for eCommerce, subscription boxes, and other ship-to-home businesses. As a result, packaging offers a unique opportunity to make a tangible brand impression. With Pratt’s inside print capabilities, customers have a unique opportunity to reinforce brand values inside the box. One such customer, Lauren James, is very focused [...]

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, [...]

Recycling in the Workplace: 4 Tips for Success

By |August 17th, 2017|

Dealing responsibly with office waste can have a significant impact on the environment. The Clean Air Council estimates that office workers throughout the U.S. generate two pounds of paper and related products each day, adding up to over four million tons annually. Clearly, starting a recycling program at your workplace can make a difference for [...]

3 Keys to Successful Agricultural Packaging

By |July 10th, 2017|

In order to ship summer produce like peaches, tomatoes, and berries safely, it's important to partner with a packaging company that understands the unique needs of agricultural packaging.  Each crop requires special handling and unique packaging design in order to ensure food safety and minimize loss. Produce Packaging Requirements The following considerations are key to ensuring [...]

“Don’t Litter, Recycle” School Poster Contest Winners Announced at Staten Island Yankees Game

By |June 29th, 2017|

Pratt Industries COO David Dennis throws the first pitch of the Staten Island Yankees Game On June 26th, Pratt Industries along with the Department of Sanitation New York, the Office of the Borough President James Oddo and the New York Department of Education announced the winners of the "Don't Litter, Recycle" school poster contest. This borough-wide art [...]