DuPont™ Tyvek® - Advancing Sustainability

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We lead by example - creating innovative, sustainable solutions while reducing our environmental footprint and supporting the communities in which we operate around the world.

Tyvek® is tough and tear-resistant, offering unique performance benefits in goods like envelopes, product packaging, cargo covers and protective apparel.

It's also easily recycled. Where available, Tyvek® recycling programs offer customers the opportunity to divert qualifying used Tyvek® goods away from the waste stream and give them a second life in products like pallets, park benches and playground equipment. Businesses may also realize significant savings by participating in the Tyvek® recycling program.

Because Tyvek® is a high-value recyclable material, we encourage recycling. However, if landfilling is necessary, Tyvek® is an inert material, and will not leach harmful compounds into groundwater.

Tyvek® can be safely incinerated and, under optimal conditions, will lead to only the release of water and carbon dioxide, leaving no residue. In fact, it can even be used as fuel, yielding more than twice the energy value of coal, and as much energy as oil, in terms of BTU rating.

Tyvek® products extend our commitment to sustainability through their unique properties and performance characteristics.


Low additives
DuPont™ Tyvek® is made without plasticizers or restricted chemicals listed in European Directives, such as RoHS (Directive 2015/863/EU) or REACH Substances of Very High Concern (SVHC).
Less waste
Low material weights, high durability and stable, functional performance result in less energy and resource consumption, as well as less material waste at the end of product life.
Recyclability
Tyvek® is made of high-density polyethylene (HDPE) and is recyclable.

Not only does Tyvek® bring unique performance benefits to a variety of applications, it's also recyclable -  giving products made with Tyvek® a second life.   Downlaod full version of Tyvek® Sustainability Report to learn more.

 

Tyvek® Recycling Program
reusable bags designed with Tyvek®
Kayla Snover with Tyvek®