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Pratt Opening Paper Recycling Facilities in 2 States

Pratt Industries Inc. is opening paper recycling facilities in Kansas and South Carolina.

The Conyers, Ga.-based paper recycling and products company is opening a recycling facility in Wichita, Kan. Pratt also is launching a material recovery facility (MRF) in Duncan, S.C., the company said in news releases.

Pratt said the Wichita baling plant will process paper, plastic and metals for recycling, and the new facility will help regional businesses reduce landfill costs. No price was given on the facility.

The Wichita plant will accept old corrugated cardboard (OCC), mixed and office paper, newspaper, low-density polyethylene film, aluminum and metal cans and numbers one through seven plastics. The collected paper will go to Pratt's 100-percent recycled paper mill in Shreveport, La. The other recyclables will be sold to other end-users.

In Duncan, Pratt invested $3.5 million in the new Spartanburg County MRF, which covers 60,000 square feet. It will process residential and commercial single-stream materials when it becomes fully operational April 1. The MRF is expected to create 30 jobs. Pratt President Myles Cohen said the facility will serve the recycling needs of businesses, cities and counties within a 100-mile radius.

Pratt uses 100-percent recyclable material in its paper product manufacturing process.



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