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Growing Demand for Paper Based Packaging

By |April 27th, 2017|

According to RISI VP Global Packaging Ken Waghorne in his speech to Paper 2017, sponsored by the American Forest & Paper Assn., the demand for paper based packaging is growing due to the rise of ecommerce and the environmental concerns around plastic packaging. Ecommerce specifically contributes to the increased demand for container board like Pratt's 100% recycled corrugated [...]

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 Officially Opens Its Newest Corrugated Box Factory in Beloit, WI

By |March 20th, 2017|

Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker and Pratt Industries Global Chairman Anthony Pratt were both in attendance at the official opening of Pratt's newest corrugated box factory in Beloit, WI   Pratt Industries officially opened its newest corrugated box factory today - a $60 million investment in Beloit, Wisconsin. Governor Scott Walker, who was on [...]

Pratt Industries to Attend Craft Brewers Association Conference

By |March 9th, 2017|

The Craft Brewers Association conference is coming up next month in Washington, DC on April 10-13, 2017. It is the only industry event that serves both brewpubs and packaging breweries. About The Craft Brewers Association Conference (CBC) For professional brewers, CBC is the number one environment in North America for concentrated, affordable brewing education and idea [...]

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 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 [...]

How Going Green Can Make a Company More Successful

By |October 3rd, 2016|

Corporate sustainability is becoming more of a focus for companies across the globe as research uncovers the detrimental impact humans and businesses can have on the environment. Going green as a company not only helps to reduce its environmental footprint, but it can even make a business more successful. The following are a few ways corporate [...]

Pratt Opens Two New Recycling Facilities

By |June 18th, 2015|

Pratt officially opened two new recycling facilities this week, including a 110,000 sq. ft. plant in Gary, Indiana. The other is a 38,000 sq. ft. site in Wichita, Kansas. Both will support the company's state-of-the-art paper mill in Valparaiso, In., which comes on-line this September. Together, the two facilities, the company's 16th and 17th recycling plants, will have the capacity to process more [...]