DuPont launches new recycling programme for cargo covers

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DuPont Protection Solutions has announced a new courtesy recycling service for its range of DuPont Tyvek Cargo Covers.

Launched at the 2017 IQPC Global Forum in Chicago, which is currently in process, the programme is the latest step in the company’s commitment to sustainability and will ensure that all Tyvek customers have access to a satisfactory end-of-life solution.

The initiative was launched in response to a shippers’ survey, which revealed a common desire for a convenient, dedicated recycling service that guarantees the product will be recycled in an environmentally responsible manner.

Linnette Lopez, North America segment manager at DuPont Protection Solutions, said: "Our Tyvek Cargo Covers external layer is made of a 100% 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 programme 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 centre," she added.

All Tyvek cargo covers are included in the programme. Reclaimed Tyvek material will be recycled into a high-grade polymeric feedstock for processing into brand new products such as low maintenance decking boards, durable street furniture, sturdy playground equipment, long-life siding materials and lightweight shipping pallets.

The programme will be available across the US and is soon to be offered in Canada and other key global markets.

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