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Sourcing, Producing & Recycling Paper Across the U.S.

07/02/24 Pratt Industries

For more than 30 years, Pratt has been sourcing, producing and recycling paper in the U.S. We are proud to have built six 100% recycled paper mills in America, taking recovered fiber from old corrugated containers and mixed paper materials and turning it into new rolls of paper.

The feedstock for our 100% recycled paper mills largely comes from businesses and homes across the country. “We receive material from major metro areas east of Denver, Colorado,” says Shawn State, President of Pratt Recycling, Inc.

This includes New York City, where our Staten Island Recycling facility receives post-consumer waste paper from all 5 boroughs. The recovered waste paper is picked up by the Department of Sanitation (DSNY) and delivered to Pratt daily by both barges and trucks. Other metro areas that we source fiber include: Atlanta, Charlotte, Chicago, Dallas, Denver, Detroit, Miami, Nashville and Orlando among many others.

Pratt Recycling, a business within Pratt Industries, finds, sources and ships feedstock material to all six of our 100% recycled paper mills.

This material, consisting of recovered fiber, is then used to produce new 100% recycled containerboard, or rolls of paper, which are then used to produce new corrugated sheets, packaging and displays at Pratt’s box, sheet and retail plants across the nation.

In this way, Pratt is able to help create a circular economy for our products and those of our customers. To learn more, please watch this brief video.

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