Concept of Sustainable Olympic Games is Decades Old

This is part 2 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. Sustainability is not a sprint. In fact, the path to true sustainability is a marathon…as the Olympic Games continually remind us. The Olympic Movement’s Agenda 21 suggested as …

Sustainable Olympics in London Win Green!

If sustainability was a sport, there’s no doubt Olympic host city London would win the green. The 2012 London Games will prove to be the most sustainable and eco-friendly on record, due to  some innovative and significant steps the city has taken for this international event. According to London2012.com, the London Olympics will employ the …

National Grid Awards Pratt for Energy Conservation Efforts

Pratt Industries has been honored for its ongoing efforts to conserve energy at its 100% recycled paper mill on Staten Island, NY. National Grid, which oversees a New York State government fund to provide incentives to businesses and residents for improvements in energy efficiencies, cited Pratt for helping to make Staten Island “cleaner and greener.” …

Pratt Industries Supports Packaging Education for All Ages

GRAND RAPIDS, MI – MSU Grandparents University is an opportunity for grandparents and grandchildren (ages 8-12) to come together for a three-day educational experience while spending time together on the MSU campus. Participants enjoy the college experience of living in the residence halls, attending classes across campus and sampling the many highlights of MSU. Grandparents University …

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 …