Goal:

Integrate circular economy principles into our business models considering lifecycle impacts in the markets we serve

 
 
 

Roadmap to 2030

To begin working on our ten-year ambition, we will first:

01

Establish a Circularity Community of Practice with internal and external stakeholders to help us create profitable circular business models that minimize use of natural resources, waste and emissions

02

Participate in forums promoting the advancement of a circular economy in our value chains

03

Deliver business-led projects that enable circularity  

04

Implement 4R (Reduce, Reuse, Repurpose, Recycle) waste reduction programs at 100% of our sites

 
 
 
DuPont and the circular economy

DuPont is acting now to enable a low carbon and circular economy. For example, we’re taking action to discover and commercialize new ways to turn unused materials into useful products or recycling them back into production for a truly circular process. Our portfolio already includes many technologies and processes developed specifically in order to reuse waste—one of the fundamentals of a circular economy. And we’re continuing to pursue new “beneficial waste” solutions in food, apparel, manufacturing, and many other areas.

 
 
 

For example, the 2LM team worked with a tire cord manufacturer to procure their Kevlar®-containing manufacturing waste, which DuPont was able to transform into an aramid pulp product for friction applications in the automotive sector. We worked with our customer to contribute to a circular economy—the customer turned a disposal cost into a revenue stream and DuPont further expanded our product portfolio in the automotive market.

 
 
 

We plan to roll out the Operation Clean Sweep® program to all DuPont T&I sites globally and all participating sites will be expected to have an improvement plan in place by the end of 2020.

DuPont is also working with many other organizations to develop and adopt methods and frameworks that will be needed for a truly circular economy. For example, as a member of the PlasticsEurope Mass Balance Taskforce, we’re part of the effort to accelerate the use of renewable feedstocks in chemical processes, which could significantly increase the use of renewable and circular feedback. 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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