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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 [...]

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 [...]

Captain Planet Annual Benefit Gala

By |December 10th, 2012|

Pratt Industries is proud to support the Captain Planet Foundation, an organization devoted to teaching children environmental awareness. As a presenting sponsor at this year's Gala Event, Pratt is happy to announce a successful and educational evening was had by all. And how could it not be a success, with the likes of environmental leaders [...]

Recycling Obstacles & Tips for Recycling Success

By |December 7th, 2012|

What makes a person recycle?  Is it a learned behavior turned habit set by example? Is it something we do to avoid green guilt? Or perhaps in some cases it’s an act for economic gain. Whatever the reason, the important thing is that people continue to recycle so we can continue to protect some of [...]

Recycling Obstacles & Tips for Recycling Success

By |December 7th, 2012|

What makes a person recycle?  Is it a learned behavior turned habit set by example? Is it something we do to avoid green guilt? Or perhaps in some cases it’s an act for economic gain. Whatever the reason, the important thing is that people continue to recycle so we can continue to protect some of [...]

Final Challenge: Start an Office Recycling Program

By |November 13th, 2012|

As a conclusion to our America Recycles Day blog series, we pose a final challenge, to implement an office recycling program. When people are asked if they recycle, the amount of hands that go up is increasing.  One of the ways that we can help increase the amount of recyclers and get the habit started is to [...]

Recycling Challenge #2: Know Your Recyclable Materials, Plastic

By |October 30th, 2012|

Last week we challenged you to familiarize yourself with your local recycling programs. This installment of our America Recycles Day blog series is another recycling challenge - to know your recyclable materials beginning with plastic. According to the Container Recycling Institute, more than 60 million plastic bottles end up in landfills and incinerators daily.  So, [...]

Recycling Challenge #1: Know Your Local Recycling Program

By |October 24th, 2012|

Last week, as we kicked off our America Recycles Day series, we challenged our readers to get to know their local recycling program. There are a variety of recycling solutions that may be offered in your area. In order to recycle successfully, it's important to familiarize yourself with your local recycling program. Earth911.com allows you [...]