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ORAFOL Americas Receives 2018 Environmental Impact Award

Black Creek, Georgia

ORAFOL Americas Inc. is committed to manufacturing products that not only meet the needs of our customers but protect the environment in the process. We acknowledge the importance of sustaining our planet for generations to come and are actively engaged in doing so.

The Environmental 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 our 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

A carbon footprint is described as the total greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions caused directly and indirectly by an individual, organization, event or product. Pratt Industries has been America’s leading recycled paper and packaging company for over 25 years – dedicated to the sustainability of our planet, their customers and global community, and is recognized around the world for their environmental stewardship.

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!”

In 2018, ORAFOL shipped over 1.5 million products using recycled boxes. Environmental sustainability and corporate social responsibility are principles that guide our actions and decision-making, from top management to individual employees. “We at ORAFOL, are proud to know when purchasing from Pratt; we are playing a pivotal role in minimizing waste and protecting the environment.” Derek Collins, Planning and Purchasing Agent

When it comes to environmental responsibility, ORAFOL goes beyond just complying with regulations. Protecting the environment for everyone is a part of our business.

Learn more about ORAFOLS Green Initiatives & Social Responsibility here.