DuPont™ Styrofoam® contains, on average, up to 20% pre-consumer recycled product. Across our Styrofoam® manufacturing facilities, trim and transition scrap waste generated from creating insulation boards is 100% recycled. Dedicated equipment collects the waste and converts it back to polystyrene pellets. In Japan, the sites also collect and recycle board scrap from our customers.
Similarly, empty Great Stuff™ cans are recyclable with household items in both US and Canada. Many Great Stuff™ cans are made from steel, which is the most recycled material on the planet and can be recycled continuously with no degradation to performance.
The 50 top leaders at DuPont Nutrition & Biosciences have identified seven central goals and two focus areas within the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). In autumn, the company will host a workshop presenting tools for others with the same ambitions.
Expectant mothers can wake up to a wellness report of their unborn child and be notified if fetal heartbeat and movement are within acceptable ranges with the new Owlet Band, winner of two CES awards in the categories of Wearable Technology and Tech to Change the World. Specialized sensors housed in a fabric band that sits around the mother's abdomen track fetal heart rate and kick count, sending real-time data to a smartphone.
The agreement, supported by an initial investment of more than one million euros mainly made by DuPont, exemplifies the concept of circular economy and will lead to significant reductions in energy, water and transport consumption for both companies.