Keep Conyers-Rockdale Beautiful Co-Hosts Document Destruction Event


News Release

For Immediate Release: February 19, 2010

Media Contact: Holly Lafontaine / 770-278-7055 / holly.lafontaine

http://www.rockdalecounty.org/main.cfm?ID=3798

Keep Conyers-Rockdale Beautiful Co-Hosts Document Destruction Event

Pratt Industries Join KCRB to offer Free Document Destruction to Safely Destroy Personal & Confidential Materials

Keep Conyers-Rockdale Beautiful (KCRB) and Pratt Industries will join to sponsor a one-day document destruction event. The event is being held at the Rockdale County Government Annex at 1400 Parker Road on Friday, February 26, 2010, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Pratt Industries will have a truck on site and Pratt and KCRB will provide Certificate of Destruction documentation to citizens or businesses for any records destroyed, if needed. The event is open to the public and free of charge.

“We wanted to give people in the community a safe and easy way to get rid of old files and records, without having to worry about those documents getting in the wrong hands,” said KCRB spokeswoman Holly Lafontaine. “All documents will be securely transferred to Pratt’s Conyers mill, where all the material will be destroyed.”

Pratt’s Conyers mill recycles 400,000 tons of waste paper every year and saves the equivalent of more than six million trees a year. According to Pratt, every ton of paper recycled saves approximately 2.1 cubic yards of landfill space, 4,500 gallons of water and one ton of Green House Gas emissions.

A Pratt representative will remain with the truck (and documents) the duration of the event and will transport all documents directly from the County’s Annex to the Pratt mill in Conyers, where all documents will go immediately into a pulper. This process is extremely safe and all documents will be completely destroyed, recycled and reused.

Residents and businesses wishing to participate should bring materials in loose form – removed from binders, notebooks or heavy spirals. Stapled or paper-clipped items may be accepted. Pratt’s motto of, “If you can tear it, we can take it,” applies to this event, and participants are requested to only bring materials acceptable for recycling, which include the following:

– file folders – paper documents – computer printed forms – color paper – telephone books

– magazines – fliers & newsletters – cards & envelopes – newspapers & advertising inserts.

Items not acceptable include:
– photographs – laminated materials – carbon paper – paper towels, tissues, etc.

For a complete listing of items accepted at the event or for any information regarding other community recycling events, contact KCRB at 770-278-7052 or email kcrb.

Keep Conyers-Rockdale Beautiful (KCRB) – An Organization Overview:

KCRB is dedicated to educating the public on the importance of litter prevention, beautification, waste minimization and community involvement. KCRB works to foster personal responsibility in all who live and work within the boundaries of Conyers-Rockdale County in order to promote a community of good neighbors.

Pratt Industries – A Company Overview:

Pratt Industries is America’s sixth largest paper and packaging company, with more than 3,500 highly-skilled “green-collar” employees dedicated to the environment and sustainability. Pratt was founded in the USA some 20 years ago and, since then, has shown dramatic growth with sophisticated manufacturing facilities now in more than 20 states.

The Conyers-based company operates three of the most modern, cost-effective 100 percent recycled paper mills in the country – including our latest in Shreveport, Louisiana, which came on line last year. Pratt also has a series of sheet and box plants strategically placed throughout the eastern United States as well as Mexico, offering a wide range of creative packaging solutions.

Pratt is working on clean energy initiatives, having recently brought on line a clean energy facility at the Conyers mill, which not only provides power needed for the paper-making process, but further reduces the company’s carbon footprint. Pratt Industries is dedicated to the environment and producing the industry’s best packaging solutions.

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