Pratt Industries announces $400 million investment in new 100% recycled paper mill

Pratt Industries announced it would invest $400 million in a new 100% recycled paper mill in Henderson, Kentucky. This represents the largest single investment by the company in its history and will create more than 320 full time jobs plus an additional 700 in the construction phase. “It will be the world’s most advanced, environmentally-friendly …

Waste Reduction Campaigns That Work!

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 …

Pratt Breaks Ground on New 100% Recycled Paper Mill in Valparaiso, Indiana

Pratt Industries has officially broken ground on its new 100 percent recycled paper mill – the 4th such facility it’s built in the past 20 years. Company chairman Anthony Pratt said the Valparaiso, Indiana, mill would be world’s most technologically-advanced and environmentally friendly recycling mill and was “a dream come true” for Pratt Industries. “This …

Pratt Industries Hits New Heights

Pratt Industries’ hard-working green-collar employees continue to reach new production heights – with a best-ever month for our paper mill division. Our 3 recycled paper mills established a new best in October for monthly tons per day production, as well as marking the first time we’ve ever produced more than 100,000 tons in a month. …

NYC Mayor Salutes Pratt Industries Milestone

Just a few hours before Pratt announced plans to build a fourth paper mill, New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg issued an official proclamation declaring September 17 “Pratt Industries Day” in the Big Apple to commemorate the recent production at our Staten Island mill of 5 million tons of recycled paper. “About half of all …

Pratt Industries to Build 4th Paper Mill

Pratt Industries has announced plans to build its fourth, 100 percent recycled paper mill – eventually bringing the company’s overall containerboard capacity to 1.5 million tons. The new, $260 million mill will be located in Valpariaso, In., adjacent to the company’s existing box-making plant which is the world’s largest. Chairman and owner Anthony Pratt said …

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

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 was the …

Pratt Industries Staten Island Mill Produces Its 5 Millionth Ton of 100% Recycled Paper

Pratt Industries’ mill on Staten Island has just passed a major milestone – producing its 5 millionth ton of 100% recycled paper! Since it began operations in 1997, the mill has saved 85 million trees and prevented the equivalent of 400 million truck loads of waste from being landfilled! And it has produced enough paper to stretch …

Recycling Challenge #3: Know Your Recyclable Materials: Paper

So far, as part of our America Recycles Day blog series, we’ve challenged you to familiarize yourself with your local recycling programs, and learn the ins and outs of recycling plastic.  This week we take you through the process of recycling paper. As the world’s largest, privately-held 100% recycled paper and packaging company, it’s a …

Video: The Recycling Journey of a Pizza Box

KTBS TV ArkLaTex Made reports on the recycling journey of a pizza box as it is turned into paper at Pratt Industries. Watch and learn more about the recycling process at Pratt Industries: About Pratt Industries Recycling Division Pratt Industries’ Recycling Division is a full service recycler with 13 facilities. Pratt utilizes the paper products collected …