Recycling Process for Tyvek® Cargo Covers
At the 2017 IQPC Global Forum in Chicago, DuPont Protection Solutions will announce a new courtesy recycling service for its range of DuPont™ Tyvek® Cargo Covers.
The program is the latest step in the company’s commitment to sustainability and environmental stewardship and will ensure that all Tyvek® customers have access to a satisfactory end-of-life solution.
"Shippers have told us they want a dedicated recycling service that is convenient to use and guarantees the product will be recycled in an environmentally responsible manner," said Linnette Lopez, North America segment manager at DuPont Protection Solutions. "Our Tyvek® Cargo Covers external layer is made of a 100 percent 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 program is provided to our Tyvek® customers at no charge and, depending on volumes, the spent covers can either be picked up from the site or dropped off at a local processing center."
All Tyvek® Cargo Covers are included in the program, including the fleece-lined Tyvek® Xtreme™ W50, the silver-reflective Tyvek® Solar™ W20 and the classic Tyvek® Solar™ W10 product. Reclaimed Tyvek® material will be recycled into a high-grade polymeric feedstock for processing into brand-new, high-grade products such as low-maintenance decking boards, durable street furniture, sturdy playground equipment, long-life siding materials and lightweight, easy-to-clean, shipping pallets.
The program will be available across the United States and soon offered in Canada and other key global markets. A guidance document on the new Cargo Cover recycling service will be available from DuPont booth number 723-721 at the Chicago event.