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Anthony Pratt Throws First Pitch

By |July 10th, 2015|

Pratt Industries treated 300 workers and family members from the Department of Sanitation New York and our paper mill to a night of fun and baseball at the Staten Island Yankees last week...and our chairman Anthony Pratt threw out the first ball accompanied by his 6-year-old son, Leon. Happily, it was a perfect [...]

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 [...]

Pratt Leads Coalition to Increase School Recycling and Environmental Awareness in NYC

By |April 30th, 2015|

Pratt Industries announced today it would lead a unique coalition of government, private enterprise, trade associations and non-profits to increase recycling rates and environmental awareness among students and teachers in dozens of New York City schools. Pratt chairman Anthony Pratt was joined by local leaders including Staten Island Borough President James S. Oddo in releasing details of the program, which for the first time will introduce a [...]

Pratt Opens New Recycling Facility in Rock Hill, SC

By |July 15th, 2014|

Pratt Industries has officially opened its newest recycling facility in Rock Hill, SC. Myles Cohen, President of Pratt Recycling, said the new plant - the company's 15th recycling center in the USA - would service the recycling needs of businesses, cities and counties within a 100 mile radius and bring both economic and environmental benefits to the area. "This portion [...]

Pratt Industries and DSNY: A Great Team

By |June 25th, 2014|

Pratt Industries played host to 150 workers and family members from the Department of Sanitation New York last week, in the company's annual salute to the department at the Staten Island Yankees ball park. DSNY Commissioner Kathryn Garcia and Pratt's Recycling Division president Myles Cohen had the honor of throwing out the first pitch - and we're happy [...]

Pratt Industries Celebrates Earth Day 2014

By |April 28th, 2014|

Millions of Americans celebrated Earth Day last week - and Pratt Industries employees were no exception - getting involved in everything from tree planting to educating school children about better care for the planet to handing out recycled shopping bags at farmers' markets.   They even helped Smokey the Bear educate youngsters about safeguarding state parks. "Pratt Industries is devoted to [...]

Pratt Recyling Center in Denton Serves as Backdrop for Trashion Fashion Photoshoot

By |April 17th, 2014|

What better way to recycle trash than to reuse and repurpose it?  Already in its third year,  The Trashion Fashion Show in Denton, Texas does just that. In this joint venture between the City of Denton's Solid Waste and Recycling Department and the Denton Public Library, designers of all ages were asked to [...]

A Special Holiday Message from CEO Brian McPheely

By |December 20th, 2013|

I imagine many of you are wondering where this year went. We all have many things on our “to do and wish” lists; we have obligations to our family, our employers, and our communities. I realize how many directions we all are being pulled in, and I’d like to express my sincere appreciation and thankfulness [...]

Close the Loop Recycling Programs

By |November 21st, 2013|

The Pratt Recycling team actively works with customers of Pratt’s corrugators, sheet plants, as well as Pratt Displays and Pratt Retail Specialties, to recover recyclables from their operations. The concept is that Pratt sells the boxes to the customer and subsequently takes back material that may have been going into the waste stream. Pratt’s recycling [...]

Plastic Bottle Cap Recycling 101

By |October 2nd, 2013|

To recycle or not to recycle: That’s the dilemma you face when you’re ready to toss out the plastic cap that came on your soda or water bottle. For years, recycling programs across the country have told their residents that plastic bottle caps could not be recycled curbside with their other plastics and instead, should [...]