Quotes by Anthony Pratt

We were in recycling before recycling was cool.
- Anthony Pratt
I like to do things that you need to chip away at.
- Anthony Pratt
I think Australia is just a great place to bring up a family.
- Anthony Pratt
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My policy in America is, 'Steady growth is forever.'
- Anthony Pratt
I am very proud of being Jewish. I went to a Jewish school all my life.
- Anthony Pratt
Private is our DNA, in my DNA. It enables us to make decisions for the long term.
- Anthony Pratt
I believe we have the potential to quadruple Australia's food exports to Asia.
- Anthony Pratt
My faith in the economic potential of the low carbon economy is not an untested prediction.
- Anthony Pratt
When we sell paper in Asia, we sell them things such as their corrugator rolls as well as paper.
- Anthony Pratt
I love Australia. I love the people there; they are fantastic. The business opportunities are endless.
- Anthony Pratt
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High-profile industry disruptions such as steel or car plant closures attract much media and political attention.
- Anthony Pratt
When a raw food becomes processed food, it can be best valued, protected, stored, and safely delivered to customers.
- Anthony Pratt
Australia is a resource-rich nation. We have been good at exploiting our minerals base and agricultural sector for exports.
- Anthony Pratt
In my view, helping to feed a hungry world is Australia's greatest responsibility and opportunity in the 21st century.
- Anthony Pratt
Producing clean energy from non-recyclable waste is an important part of my future vision for family company Visy Australia.
- Anthony Pratt
My vision for Visy Tumut is not only to keep our position as an example of world's sustainable manufacturing, but to build on it.
- Anthony Pratt
Ultimately, innovation depends on the people with advanced skills who have the ideas, and on the business risk-takers willing to back them.
- Anthony Pratt
We can bring together rich natural resources, innovative research and development, smart investors, and risk-taking farming and manufacturing entrepreneurs.
- Anthony Pratt
Food manufacturing is an ideal candidate for targeted accelerated depreciation because the food industry, our biggest industry, creates significant flow-on benefits.
- Anthony Pratt
New Zealand's food and beverage industry is the lynchpin of the country's prosperity. Which may explain why it has concentrated their governments' minds.
- Anthony Pratt
The Second Green Revolution, as the world's population grows to over 9 billion by 2050, is the new revolution we have to have to lift food production by another 75 percent.
- Anthony Pratt
Only 10 per cent of food grown in India is processed. So the best way to reduce food waste and maximise calorie delivery is to increase that ratio of processed food to total food.
- Anthony Pratt
My company in the U.S., Pratt Industries U.S.A., has grown from scratch to become a billion-dollar business based on recycling, as well as the largest Australian-owned employer of U.S. citizens.
- Anthony Pratt
Accelerated depreciation helps companies bring forward capital-intensive investments by reducing payback time. It's not a hand out. Companies still have to pay the tax, but they simply get to defer it.
- Anthony Pratt
I believe in the difference that a man or woman can make at the top of an organisation. Once you have a really good guy in place at the top, the next most important thing is continuity of management as opposed to a revolving door.
- Anthony Pratt
I have a dream that in the not-too-distant future, Visy Tumut will spend around $100 m to expand our clean energy generation here and take in additional waste forest wood to generate clean renewable energy and sell it into the power grid.
- Anthony Pratt
I'm proud we have built a billion-dollar business from scratch here in the US. It has been done very much in a slow, building way. It wasn't an instant type of thing. America is a huge market where persistence is very important, and I am a builder by nature.
- Anthony Pratt