In the Field: From Tugboat to Pizza Box


A tugboat helps deliver waste paper across New York City's Hudson River every day and arrives at the Pratt Industries paper mill in Staten Island. We got the chance to see this "forest" of waste paper today being transformed into cardboard and pizza boxes. The mill receives more than 1200 tons of waste paper daily. The photo below shows the shipment of paper docked at Pratt's mill.


Started in 1997, the facility was among the first in the country to have both paper pulping and corrugation at the same plant, allowing for it to take waste paper and create a completed product. As society changes and the morning paper is replaced by an app on a smartphone, we look forward to continuing to work with Pratt, a member of Global Green's Coalition for Resource Recovery, toward the goal of diverting paper waste from landfills.