Sustainable Holiday Tips

Help the environment this holiday season with these sustainable holiday tips! Recycle E-waste Are you contemplating buying a computer for that special someone – your spouse, your son or daughter who is going to school next year – replacing an older model?  Make sure that you’re helping the environment by recycling this large producer of …

Final Challenge: Start an Office Recycling Program

As a conclusion to our America Recycles Day blog series, we pose a final challenge, to implement an office recycling program. When people are asked if they recycle, the amount of hands that go up is increasing.  One of the ways that we can help increase the amount of recyclers and get the habit started is to …

Recycling Challenge #2: Know Your Recyclable Materials, Plastic

Last week we challenged you to familiarize yourself with your local recycling programs. This installment of our America Recycles Day blog series is another recycling challenge – to know your recyclable materials beginning with plastic. According to the Container Recycling Institute, more than 60 million plastic bottles end up in landfills and incinerators daily.  So, …

Recycling Challenge #1: Know Your Local Recycling Program

Last week, as we kicked off our America Recycles Day series, we challenged our readers to get to know their local recycling program. There are a variety of recycling solutions that may be offered in your area. In order to recycle successfully, it’s important to familiarize yourself with your local recycling program. Earth911.com allows you …

America Recycles Day

Since 1997, communities across the country have come together on November 15 to celebrate America Recycles Day. It is one day to educate on the importance of recycling and motivate people across America to recycle. One day to get our neighbors, friends and community leaders excited about what can be accomplished when we all work …

Six Trends in Corporate Sustainability Reporting

In order to measure the success of a corporate sustainability program, accurate reporting is crucial. A survey recently conducted by Ernst & Young focused on Corporate Sustainability and Reporting.  From those topics, six trends were derived. The survey tells us that company and stakeholder interest in corporate sustainability reporting continues to rise, although the tools …

New Green City 2012

New York City is not only America’s largest city, it’s also planning to become America’s greenest under an ambitious environmental strategy outlined by Mayor Mike Bloomberg in 2007 to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 30% by 2030. For the past 6 years, GrowNYC – a non-profit whose goal is to improve New York’s quality of …

How Green Jobs Can Jumpstart the American Economy

As with all companies, Pratt Industries is very supportive of young professionals, our future leaders.  When it comes to recruitment of young talent, we’ve found the attraction and interest in working for a “GREEN” company leads them to our front door if even, at times, they aren’t exactly sure of our specific focus or business. …

Infographic: Sustainable Supply Chain

When it comes to sustainable manufacturing, what does circular thinking really mean?  Have a look at this infographic (below) to see what Pratt Industries is doing to close the loop. Starting with a fully integrated recycling program, 1.8 millions tons of waste  are diverted from landfills each year. The recovered waste paper is then used …

Zero-Waste: An Olympic-Sized Mission

This is part 3 of a 3 part series of posts related to Olympic inspired sustainability topics. You can read part 1: “Sustainable Olympics in London Win Green” here.  One of the most important and ambitious sustainable initiatives taken by the London 2012 Olympic Games is their mission for zero waste to landfill. An estimated 3300 tons …