DuPont introduces new recycling program for its range of cargo covers

Published: Thursday, October 12, 2017

WILMINGTON: DuPont Protection Solutions is introducing a new courtesy recycling service for the range of DuPont Tyvek Cargo Covers as part of its commitment to sustainability and environmental stewardship in the industry.

The program announced at the 2017 IQPC Global Forum in Chicago will ensure that all Tyvek customers have access to a satisfactory end-of-life solution.

“Shippers have told us they want a dedicated recycling service that is convenient to use and guarantees the product will be recycled in an environmentally responsible manner,” said Linnette Lopez, North America segment manager at DuPont Protection Solutions.

“Our Tyvek Cargo Covers external layer is made of a 100 percent high-density polyethylene (HDPE) and can be mechanically recycled and yet some of it ends up in a landfill often through simple oversight or lack of local processing facilities. The new recycling program is provided to our Tyvek customers at no charge and, depending on volumes,the spent covers can either be picked up from site or dropped off at a local processing center,” she added.

All Tyvek Cargo Covers are included in the program, including the fleece-lined Tyvek Xtreme W50, the silver-reflective Tyvek Solar W20 and the classic Tyvek Solar W10 product.

Reclaimed Tyvek material will be recycled into a high-grade polymeric feedstock for processing into brand-new, high-grade products such as low-maintenance decking boards, durable street furniture, sturdy playground equipment, long-life siding materials and lightweight, easy-to-clean, shipping pallets.