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Zero-landfill status for DuPont

United States – DuPont Building Innovations (DPBI) has reached zero-landfill status, eliminating over US$ 120 million worth of landfill waste per annum.

The company has completely removed 81 million lb of landfill waste it produced in previous years, thanks largely to its ‘Drive to Zero’ programme which has enabled the reuse or recycling of generated wastes in the making of its products.

DuPont is now using sanding waste as a filler replacement in concrete and ground-up scrap Corian sheet in first-grade products, while also selling crushed scrap Corian as road sub-base material and landscaping stone. Moreover, shipping pallets, carrier belt film and cafeteria waste are now being extensively recycled and re-used.

Timothy McCann, President of DPBI, says: ‘The “Drive to Zero” landfill programme is good for our business and good for the environment.’ He identifies the collaboration between DuPont and its supply chain partners as a critical factor in the achievement of its ambitious objective. 

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