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DuPont BI business achieves zero landfill

January 12, 2012

Tyvek scrap is being recycled.

DuPont will recycle trim from its Tyvek wrap and flashing manufacturing into first grade material as part of an initiative to achieve zero landfill status in its Business Innovation business. Other efforts being made through its “Drive to Zero” landfill program include sanding waste from the manufacture of Corian and Zodiaq as filler replacement in concrete, using scrap Corian sheet as recycled content, reusing and repairing shipping pallets and melting carrier belt film to make adhesives. After three years of focused efforts, the business hasreduced its environmental footprint from 81 million pounds annually to zero.
 
“The Drive to Zero landfill program is good for our business, good for the environment and highly valued by our customers,” says Tim McCann, president − DuPont Building Innovations.“Working with our supply chain partners to tackle the zero landfill goal was critical to the success of our business in reducing its environmental footprint.Collaborating with our business partners allowed us to succeed in reaching our ambitious project goal of zero landfill.”

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