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Recycling service for cargo covers launched by DuPont

Recycling service for cargo covers launched by DuPont

DuPont Protection Solutions has started a new courtesy recycling service for its range of DuPont Tyvek Cargo Covers.

The program will be available across the US and soon offered in Canada and other key global markets and was launched at the 2017 IQPC Global Forum in Chicago this week.

The program is the latest step in the company’s commitment to sustainability and the environment and it says it will ensure all Tyvek customers have access to a “satisfactory end-of-life solution”.

DuPont Protection Solutions North America segment manager, Linnette Lopez says: “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.

“Our Tyvek Cargo Covers external layer is made of a 100 per cent 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 site or dropped off at a local processing center.”

All Tyvek Cargo Covers are included, 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.

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James Graham

James Graham is an award-winning transport media journalist with a long background in the commercial freight sector, including commercial aviation and the aviation supply chain. He was the initial Air Cargo Week journalist and retuned later for a stint as editor. He continues his association as editor of the monthly supplements. He has reported for the newspaper from global locations as well as the UK.

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