Building Innovations Achieves Zero Landfill

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DuPont Building Innovations Achieves Zero Landfill

Building Innovations has become completely landfill free. The business began its journey to sustainability by rethinking the environmental impact of its manufacture of Corian® solid surfaces, Zodiaq® quartz surfaces, Tyvek® Weatherization Systems, and geosynthetics.

In 2009, Building Innovations formed a global Six Sigma team to find a better way to manage the 81 million pounds of landfill waste that was being generated annually at 15 global sites.  While landfill disposal at Building Innovations in the past met all of the corporate, country and local requirements involved, there was a strong belief that the business could do better, particularly in view of DuPont's Core Value of environmental stewardship.

The Drive to Zero team set an ambitious goal:  They planned to get to zero landfill in just three years by reducing, reusing and recycling waste.