The world we live in today is becoming increasingly "smaller" and although modern communication and globalization play their part, they are not the only reasons. There is a growing realization that everything and everyone has become very interdependent. With almost 7 billion people living on the planet, regardless of who you are, where you live or what you do, you are impacted by and have an impact on the health of the planet, society and the world economy. The decisions we make as employees, as consumers and as citizens on a daily basis impact both business and the wider society.
Planet - Pratt Industries has been involved in protecting the environment for decades, using technologies and systems designed to minimize the use of the Earth's limited resources. Our focus is on reclaiming fiber through recycling OCC (Old Corrugated Containers) and mixed paper and converting that discarded fiber into 100 percent recycled packaging, thereby reducing our impact and our customer's impact on the environment.
Landfill avoidance is a primary goal for Pratt Industries and demonstrates the strong conviction to preserving the environment and the Earth's resources. Minimizing the amount of useable fiber that goes to the landfill is essential for environmental stewardship - whether that is reusing discarded paper or gasifying materials that are otherwise destined for the landfill in our clean energy plant.
Pratt Industries has a long record of engineering the best containerboard machines to meet the precise packaging needs for a wide range of markets. We use the most modern technology to manufacture advanced containerboard grade structures which had often been previously unavailable, using less material to create packaging that is equal or better than anything in the marketplace. That commitment to lightweight packaging is resonating as an expanding customer base seeks to optimize its packaging needs. Unlike Pratt, most paper producers can’t make lightweight linerboard efficiently or at competitive prices. That’s why many American manufacturers are 15-20% over-packaged compared to the corrugated specifications used in Western Europe.