Black Creek, Georgia-based ORAFOL Americas, manufactures of specialty tapes, films and adhesives, announces that it has received the “2018 Environmental Impact Award Through Pursuit of Sustainable Solutions with Pratt Industries.”
The Environment Impact Award recognizes businesses implementing environmentally friendly practices in their day to day operations. In 2018, ORAFOL’s use of packaging made from Pratt Industries’ 100% recycled paper drastically reduced the company’s carbon footprint which resulted in the following:
- 2,481,300 gallons of water saved
- 9,374 trees saved
- 551 tons of CO2 prevented
- 1,709.340 kilowatt hours of power saved
- 1,158 cubic yards diverted from landfill
David Lucius, sales representative for Pratt Industries, emphasizes that “the work we do is essential for conserving our natural lands and habitat for wildlife. Every time we clear land to plant trees we decrease the amount of pristine natural land that we have available. By utilizing 100% recycled boxes, we are helping to keep our natural resources in a natural state for generations to come.”
ORAFOL says that in 2018, it shipped more than 1.5 million products using recycled boxes, and that being environmentally responsible is a core part of its business.
“We at ORAFOL are proud to know when purchasing from Pratt, we are playing a pivotal role in minimizing waste and protecting the environment,” says Derek Collins, planning and purchasing agent for ORAFOL Americas.