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Pratt Industries Conyers Mill Produces Its 6 Millionth Ton of 100% Recycled Paper

By |July 25th, 2013|

Pratt Industries has just celebrated another major milestone - its Conyers mill has produced its 6 millionth ton of 100% recycled paper. The Conyers facility, the first Pratt-built mill in the USA, reached the landmark number on July 24th - 18 years after start-up. Ironically, the 6 millionth ton was 26-pound - as [...]

Pratt Donates Recycling Bins to New York City

By |July 19th, 2013|

Pratt Industries has partnered with the City of New York to place solar-powered recycling bins throughout downtown Manhattan to help increase paper recycling rates. The 16 Big Belly bins, which have been sited in highly trafficked intersections around the Financial District, will collect paper to be eventually recycled at the company’s paper mill [...]

Denton’s MRF Offers a Fresh Look at Recycling

By |July 11th, 2013|

MURF?, MURPH?, MIRF? No, it’s a MRF - A Material Recovery Facility.  Since its grand opening in November 2011, the Pratt Industries' MRF in Denton, Texas has had hundreds of students visit the facility to learn about recycling in a fun and interactive way. An impressive operation in its own right, Denton's MRF makes the [...]

Pratt Industries Greenville Awards Close the Loop Partner of the Year to Draexlmaier Automotive

By |June 5th, 2013|

Pratt Industries did more than just participate in Earth Day celebrations 7 weeks ago; we created new ways to celebrate the good work of our employees, our customers, and our company, protecting the environment all over the United States. One of our facilities took a unique approach that delighted the employees AND a special customer. [...]

Pratt Industries’ Fortune Magazine Feature Hits Newstands

By |May 29th, 2013|

Fortune magazine's special issue highlighting the growth and benefits of Sustainable Packaging is now on newsstands, and we're proud to say Pratt Industries is front and center of the coverage. For those of you who haven't yet seen the story, you can check out the interview with our CEO Brian McPheely below! Ahead of the [...]

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 [...]

Forest Stewardship Council® Certification Achieved for Pratt Paper Mills

By |January 17th, 2013|

Pratt Industries has received Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC) Chain-of-Custody Certification (FSC-C113617) from the Forest Stewardship Council for its three U.S. paper mills. Forest Stewardship Council, or FSC, is an independent, non-profit organization that has established a certification system to promote the responsible management of the world’s forests. Chain of Custody certification provides the assurance that Pratt Industries is [...]

Establishing Recyclability Labeling Standards

By |December 18th, 2012|

In our previous post, "Recycling Obstacles and Tips for Recycling Success", we discussed one of the biggest challenges to recycling is determining what is recyclable due to lack of consistent standards in labeling products. The Sustainable Packaging Coalition (SPC) is an industry working group that is committed to creating and implementing an environmental vision for packaging.  Their [...]

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 [...]