Tyvek® delivers on circular economy commitments

through partnership with Huzur Plastik

Lightweight and durable, water-resistant yet breathable, DuPont™ Tyvek® has introduced new dimensions of protection, security, and safety in a wide variety of categories, including building envelopes, industrial protective apparel, and healthcare packaging. Through the products in those applications, Tyvek® supports a sustainable design strategy. Extending beyond material selection, Tyvek® allows users to focus on the entire product lifecycle, ecological impact, and carbon footprint over the product’s lifecycle.

Plastics account for 70% of the marine litter in Europe[1]. According to PlasticsEurope, a leading pan-European association representing plastics manufacturers, the amount of post-consumer plastic waste sent to recycling has increased 92% since 2006[2]. Tyvek®, made of high-density polyethylene (HDPE), is easy to recycle and has earned a 100% recyclability* rating by Institue cyclos-HTP.  

In addition to ensuring manufacturing waste of Tyvek® at sites is recycled, DuPont strives to build and showcase partnerships that enable the entire Tyvek® value chain to practice landfill diversion. Our newest partnership with Huzur Plastik, an international plastics fabricator, enables a second life for Tyvek® waste generated for various end uses. Huzur Plastik recycles 12,000 tons of waste per year, converting it into pellets with Recycled Claim Standard (RCS) and Global Recycled Standard (GRS) 4.0 certifications. As a result, the recycled Tyvek® pellets take on a second life downstream as textile yarn, pipes, waste disposal bags, and grocery bags.

 “Our goal is to enable a circular economy within our value chain. Having partners like Huzur Plastik provides an environmentally friendly opportunity for our customers to divert their waste from landfills. Together, we can move beyond the current take-make-waste model. We are excited to see Tyvek® recycled, taking on a new life in a new shape. ”

 - Susie Tomko, Sustainability Program Leader, Consumer & Industrial Segment within DuPont Water & Protection.

Huzur Plastik started its activities in the plastic sector with a recycling plant established in Istanbul, Turkey, in 1983. Having achieved rapid growth, Huzur Plastik began to supply prominent petrochemical companies abroad. Huzur Plastik has reinforced its status and significance in the sector through its devotion to their customers.

Driven mainly by the confidence of its clients and the devotion of its employees, Huzur Plastik continues to grow. Adopting a customer satisfaction-focused mindset, it has become one of the leading companies in the recycling sector. Moreover, it efficiently uses the logistic advantages of Turkey’s geographical position to serve its customers in the neighboring countries. As a result, Huzur Plastik continues to lead the plastic sector globally, utilizing its years of experience and knowledge.

 

[1] (ZME Science, 2021)

[2] (PlasticsEurope, 2019)

* For select styles: Tyvek® 1073B, Tyvek® 1059B, Tyvek® 2FS™ and Tyvek® 40L

 

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