DuPont Protection Solutions Announces Courtesy Recycling Service

DuPont Protection Solutions Announces Courtesy Recycling Service

DuPont Protection Solutions, the global leader in products and solutions to protect people, structures and the environment, have announced that they are adding to their sustainability and environmental commitment with a new recycling service. The announcement of this new service was made at the IQPC Global Forum in Chicago. The new service will mean that all Tyvek® customers will have access to a satisfactory end-of-life solution for their products.

The creation of this new courtesy recycling service has come about as a response to demand from shipping companies who have been looking for a dedicated recycling service that is convenient to use and also makes sure that the products are recycled in a way that is as environmentally responsible as possible.

The Tyvek® Cargo Covers external layer has been made of a 100% high density polyethylene (HDPE). This product can be mechanically recycled, but a lot of the time it ends up overlooked and in landfill, due to an oversight in business processing or because of a lack of processing facilities. This new recycling programme that has been set up by DuPont Protection Solutions has been provided to Tyvek® customers at no charge. Depending on volumes the used covers can be collected from the customer’s site or then dropped off at a local processing centre.  

All of the Tyvek® Cargo Covers are included in this new recycling programme, even the fleece-lined Tyvek® Xtreme™ W50, the silver reflective Tyvek® Solar™ W20. The materials will be recycled into high-grade polymeric feedstock that can be used to be processed into brand-new, High-grade products such as low maintenance decking boards, long lasting street furniture and playground equipment.

The recycling service will be available throughout the US and a number of other key global markets. There is a new Cargo Cover recycling service guidance document available online on DuPont.

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