Monday, August 24, 2009

Pratt Industries paper recycling plant on the Red River allows city of Shreveport to offer curbside collection of recyclable materials

Pratt Industries has begun production at America's most modern and sophisticated lightweight containerboard mill in Shreveport, Louisiana.
The new, 100 percent recycled paper machine was specifically designed and engineered in Europe to make strong lightweight liners and mediums which can be used in a variety of end-use markets.

The Shreveport mill, our third paper machine in the United States, represents a $150 million investment in our industry's future, says the company web site. It will specialize in 23-pound liners and mediums to meet market demand for less packaging and greater environmental responsibility.

Every year the three Pratt paper mills combined will recycle more than 1 million tons of paper - preventing approximately 1.2 million tons of greenhouse gas emissions and saving 13 million trees.

The Shreveport site, which sits on Louisiana's Red River, is also home to our new Material Recovery Facility.

Recyclables, including paper, plastic and glass, are collected from city homes and processed for re-use. Pratt recycles the paper goods. It sells the glass, plastic and metal to other companies.

Maybe one day you will create a recycling facility. Either that or we'll end up like the people in the movie Wall-E.

Photo above from the New York harbor facility.