Seventh Generation Wins Big with 100% Recycled Paper Bottle

Thousands of new product packages hit the shelves in the past year, but out of all those bottles, pouches and boxes, only a select few have been deemed worthy of the 2012 AmeriStar awards. Produced by the Institute of Packaging Professionals (IoPP), headquartered in Naperville IL, the AmeriStar awards program considers submissions by consumer packaged goods …

Pratt Industries Announces Addition of Expandos to Product Line

Pratt’s new e-commerce website, PrattPlus.com, has launched an exciting and environmentally-friendly alternative to those pesky packaging peanuts. These 100% recycled products – called ExpandOS™ – fill packaging voids more effectively than peanuts and their unique triangular shape and interlocking design allow them to lock on to one another, making them far more resistant to crushing. They …

Pratt Celebrates Opening of New Material Recovery Facility in SC

GREENVILLE, S.C.– Pratt Industries has officially opened its new material recovery facility (MRF) in Spartanburg County. The state-of-the-art $3.5 million facility replaces a smaller recycling plant the company had operated nearby. “Due to the loyal support of our customers and the growth in this area we outgrew that facility and decided to re-invest in the …

Pratt’s Ongoing Commitment to Community Outreach

Employees of Pratt Industries have been taking care of the people in the communities in which they live and work long before community outreach became part of the wider corporate concept of the Triple Bottom Line. Whether it’s helping victims of a natural disaster, an organization that promotes athletic programs for women or a group …

Pratt Gives Back: Paper Recycling Bins Donated to NYC Public Schools

There’s been a lot of concern in recent days about debris from the Japanese tsunami washing up on West Coast shores…but a far greater ocean-based threat according to marine biologists is the environmental disaster known as the Great Pacific Garbage Patch. This Texas-sized quagmire, most of it discarded plastic, is produced by ocean currents and …

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 …

Pratt Industries Receives Abbott Supplier Excellence Award

Sarah M. Catterson – Abbott’s Vice President of Global Purchasing, presents Pratt Industries with the 2011 Supplier Excellence Award. Receiving on behalf of Pratt are (from left) Patrick Bengelink (Sales Rep), David Gill (Sales Manager, Grand Rapids), Craig Stucky (General Manager, Grand Rapids) and Richard Turner (Strategic Account Manager). Pratt Industries has just won Abbott’s …

Sustainability: How Does It Apply to Corporate Success?

Sustainability is development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs. Years ago, a company’s success or otherwise was judged on its financial performance – earnings per share, return on investment, etc. Now, however, as consumers become increasingly concerned with the environment, corporate success is …

Pratt Gives Back to Stop Hunger Now!

Pratt Industries recently became a major partner in the fight against hunger in Belize by providing transportation and logistics for a load of 44,000lbs of food and hygiene supplies earmarked for children in the Central American country. The shipment contained over 285,000 meals that were packed locally in Atlanta and are to be distributed to …

Pratt Industries In-Store Display Division Lands Kroger Account

Pratt Industries has been selected as sole supplier of the Kroger grocery store chain’s private label in-store displays. The partnership with Pratt’s Display Division will bring sustainably-sourced packaging to all of the grocer’s stores and reinforce Kroger’s ongoing commitment to the environment. Pratt’s winning proposal was based on a modular display program designed with common/interchangeable …