The world we live in today is ever shrinking and although increased 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 – With the Australian heritage of Pratt Industries through Visy, resource scarcity has been realized and felt before Pratt even began. Bringing technologies to the United States that can move the dial in regards to minimizing the use of the Earth’s resources was the dream of Richard Pratt when he asked his son, Anthony Pratt, to lead the newly formed, United States based company, Pratt Industries. Focusing on reclaiming fiber through recycling OCC (Old Corrugated Containers) and Mixed Paper, we are reducing our impact and our customer’s impact on the environment.
Landfill avoidance is a primary goal for Pratt Industries. Minimizing the amount of useable fiber that goes to the landfill is essential for environmental stewardship. Pratt’s one-of-a kind development in the United States of their Gasifier – technology that takes items that would otherwise be placed in a landfill and turns them into fuel that creates steam and electricity – demonstrates the strong conviction to preserving the environment and the Earth’s resources.
Lightweighting packaging is one of the first steps that is taken by a company who is committed to minimizing material and resource usage. The Pratt Industries lightweight mill in Shreveport, Louisiana focuses on lightweight liners and mediums, giving the United States the supply for their increasing demand for lighter weight materials.
30% of all medicines were developed from wild plants and animals