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Shreveport Mill Leads Water Conservation Efforts

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pratt water ppwThe Pratt paper mill in Shreveport, La., is spearheading efforts to help local businesses and residents both conserve water AND protect the environment.

At the request of city leaders, Pratt is testing the viability of using “gray water” – or treated wastewater – to help cool machinery and hydraulic systems at the mill, thereby eliminating the need for freshwater.

At the same time, it will decrease the amount of gray water released into the local catchment system and reduce freshwater costs.

“We’re hopeful this can be a viable solution for us and others to keep costs down as well as do something for the local environment,” said mill manager Ed Kersey.

To read more about these conservation efforts please visit the Shreveport Times article, “Gray water system might help industries conserve

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Pratt is America’s 5th Largest Corrugated Packaging Company and the world’s largest, privately-held 100% recycled paper and packaging company, with more than 4000 highly-skilled, green-collar employees dedicated to the environment and sustainability. Pratt was founded in the USA some 20 years ago and, since then, has shown dramatic growth with sophisticated manufacturing facilities in more than 20 states.

The Georgia-based company operates an extensive Recycling Company to supply three of the most modern, cost-effective 100% recycled paper mills in the country – at our Conyers’ Campus and in New York City, New York and Shreveport, Louisiana.

Pratt’s supply chain continues through a series of sheet plants, full-line corrugated box factories and display facilities strategically placed throughout the United States as well as Mexico, offering a wide range of creative packaging solutions. All are backed by Pratt’s total commitment to quality, service and innovation. And, as a private company, we can quickly react and adapt to suit our customers’ needs.

The company is dedicated to the sustainability of the environment, its customers and its people. The cornerstone of Pratt’s mission is to protect and nurture the planet’s natural resources while reducing our impact on the environment by “Harvesting the Urban Forest.” By doing so the company also seeks to help its customers meet their environmental goals.

Pratt has been honored by environmental leaders such as former Vice President Al Gore, former British Prime Minister Tony Blair, Ted Turner, the Climate Group and Global Green for spreading the word that recycling is an important weapon against climate change.

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