DuPont division reaches zero landfill goal

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WILMINGTON, DEL. (Jan. 11, 12 p.m. ET) – DuPont Co.’s building unit that makes Tyvek and Corian products has achieved zero-landfill status, the company said.

The company’s Building Innovations business has cut landfill waste from 81 million pounds per year to zero after what the company calls “three years of focused effort.”

DuPont’s Drive to Zero landfill program included waste generated through the manufacture of Corian solid surfaces, Zodiaq quartz surfaces and Tyvek weatherization systems products and geosynthetic textiles, the company said.

“Working with our supply chain partners to tackle the zero-landfill goal was critical to the success of our business in reducing its environmental footprint,” said Timothy P. McCann, president of DuPont Building Innovations, in a statement.

The zero-landfill program included manufacturing byproducts, unusable raw materials, product scrap, construction debris and cafeteria waste at 15 sites around the globe, DuPont said.