Paper-Based Packaging Industry Helps Educate Next-Generation Recyclers

In a world increasingly aware of the need to preserve our natural resources, paper-based packaging offers a renewable, recyclable, and sustainable solution.  Through The Responsible Package® initiative, Pratt Industries works with allied companies and associations to provide free, standards-based education materials on this topic to middle school teachers, students, and families. Helping Kids Make a …

Holiday Recycling Tips

Here are a few recycling tips to keep in mind during the holiday season: Purchase holiday cards and wrapping paper that is labeled “made from” recycled material and better yet labeled “made from post-consumer” recycled material. Purchase holiday cards and wrapping paper that can be recycled. Foils and multi-layer cards with non-paper layers are not …

“Don’t Litter, Recycle” Contest Winners Announced!

Pratt Recycling and the Department of Sanitation New York unveiled the winning posters from last year’s “Don’t Litter, Recycle” contest in Staten Island schools. The 2 winning posters were enlarged and will be displayed on all Staten Island DSNY garbage and recycling trucks for the next several months. These enlarged posters were unveiled on the …

Recycling in the Workplace: 4 Tips for Success

Dealing responsibly with office waste can have a significant impact on the environment. The Clean Air Council estimates that office workers throughout the U.S. generate two pounds of paper and related products each day, adding up to over four million tons annually. Clearly, starting a recycling program at your workplace can make a difference for …

“Don’t Litter, Recycle” School Poster Contest Winners Announced at Staten Island Yankees Game

On June 26th, Pratt Industries along with the Department of Sanitation New York, the Office of the Borough President James Oddo and the New York Department of Education announced the winners of the “Don’t Litter, Recycle” school poster contest. This borough-wide art contest asked students from Pre-K to eighth grade to create posters promoting a campaign for recycling in an effort …

Pratt Recycling Partners with JASON Learning and ISRI

Earlier this month, Pratt Industries in partnership with JASON Learning and ISRI, presented a free Recycling Activities Collection training workshop to teachers in Staten Island. The result is a private-public partnership that achieves multiple goals with one program; increased recycling, reduced litter, and STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) learning in K-12 schools. The recycling curriculum, which includes hands-on activities, …

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 …

How to Incentivize Employees to Recycle

Office workers average 10,000 sheets of copied paper every year, and 4,500 of those end up in the trash can. What’s more, companies in the United States spend over $120 billion yearly on printed materials, only to have those materials become outdated in three months or less. How can you reduce these costs and encourage your employees to recycle? …

Pratt Industries Sets New Record and Produces Over 5000 Tons of Recycled Paper in a Single Day

Pratt Industries set a company production record recently when our four, 100% recycled paper mills combined to produce OVER 5000 tons of the industry’s best paper for the first time in a single day. The new record now stands at 5128 tons – smashing the previous one-day total of 4978 tons. “This is a fantastic achievement by all …

Pratt Staten Island Team Hits New Milestone: 6 Million Tons of Paper Recycled!

Pratt Paper NY has just produced its 6 millionth ton of America’s best 100 percent recycled paper. The Staten Island team hit the milestone late last week, and since start up in 1997 has now saved the equivalent of more than 102 MILLION trees – or a forest large enough to cover 100 square miles. …