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Recycling Tips for Kids and Their Families

By |April 24th, 2019|

On April 22nd, we celebrated Earth Day. This annual event started back in the 1970s and has made a positive impact on the environment. Earth Day has catapulted public awareness of the environment and action to commit to sustainability that has led to important legislation that can help the planet's resources sustains for generations to [...]

Closed Loop Systems for Zero Waste Packaging Solutions

By |February 4th, 2019|

Several brands including Procter and Gamble Company, Unilever, Coca-Cola and PepsiCo recently announced their plan to participate in TerraCycle’s Loop Program that develops circular solutions for hard-to-recycle products and packaging. These companies have all agreed to distribute more products in reusable packaging in place of their current one-time-use, disposable packaging. The goal of Loop is [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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, [...]

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 [...]

Waste Reduction Campaigns That Work!

By |February 6th, 2017|

Many businesses like the idea of going green and reducing their carbon footprint, if only because eliminating waste means saving money. But this mission might sound daunting and difficult, especially for organizations whose resources are already stretched thin. You don't have to revamp everything that's working to reduce waste; implementing a few simple, common-sense solutions [...]

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? [...]