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Pratt Promotes NYC Recycled Pizza Boxes Sourced, Made Entirely in Staten Island

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Anyway you slice it, so to speak, Pratt’s (Atlanta, Ga., USA) New York City box plant makes the industry’s best pizza boxes – all 200,000 of them a day. Now the company's "Big Apple" team has joined forces with a leading local politician to come up with a unique way to honor their Staten Island home – by producing a limited edition run of pizza boxes proudly stamped "Made in Staten Island."
This innovative corporate decision comes at a time many consumers are choosing to support sustainable packaging businesses and businesses utilizing at least some visible aspect of their product as being domestically manufactured. 

The idea was the brainchild of New York City councilman Steve Matteo to help increase recycling rates in his borough. And what better way than with a pizza box, he thought, made on Staten Island by Staten Islanders with recycled paper all entirely from the streets of Staten Island.

"The boxes provide tangible evidence that recycling is not only good for the environment, it provides real economic benefit to Staten Island," Matteo said. "I think sometimes it’s hard for people to feel motivated if they don’t understand where it’s going to go, and now on Staten Island you can really see it come right back to you in your neighborhood pizzeria." Matteo says Pratt was the perfect partner to increase recycling awareness – so our team produced and distributed 1,500 Staten Island pizza boxes free of charge to local pizzerias.

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