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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 [...]

Pratt Recycling Partners with JASON Learning and ISRI

By |June 26th, 2017|

Earlier this month, Pratt Industries in partnership with JASON Learning and ISRI, presented a free Recycling Activities Collection training workshop to teachers in Staten Island. The result is a private-public partnership that achieves multiple goals with one program; increased recycling, reduced litter, and STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) learning in K-12 schools. The recycling curriculum, which includes hands-on activities, [...]

How to Take a Holistic Approach to Cold Chain Packaging

By |June 15th, 2017|

A previous article, 5 Pillars of Cold Chain Packaging,  discussed the five key principles of cold chain packaging and the importance of selecting a supplier that has specific experience with all the components of cold chain packaging in order to develop a successful customized packaging program that is both reliable and cost effective. As such, it’s important [...]

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 [...]