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Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Tyvek Recycling

A nationwide recycling program is in place

DuPont manages a nationwide recycling program that collects used Tyvek® – even printed Tyvek® and recycles it into other useful materials that provide sound alternatives to the use of wood, including park benches, playground equipment, etc. To help you recycle all of your used Tyvek®, DuPont put the recycling infrastructure in place.

DuPont™ Tyvek® envelopes are made of high density polyethylene which is 100% recyclable. Tyvek® can also be safely incinerated, and because it yields water and carbon dioxide, it essentially leaves no residue for disposal. And, if recyling or incineration are not options, Tyvek® can be safely landfilled. Because it is chemically inert and contains no binders, Tyvek® will not leach into groundwater.

Address and mail your Tyvek to:
Tyvek® Recycle
Attn. Shirley B. Wright
2400 Elliham Avenue #A
Richmond, VA 23237

Contact Shirley B. Wright, Tyvek® Recycling Specialist, at 1-800-222-5676 or 1-866-33-TYVEK® for information.
It is important to note that DuPont put this program in place for envelopes, both plain and printed, however, other styles of Tyvek are appropriate for recycling in this program, such as printed Tyvek signs and banners. Do call the above referenced phone number with questions.

posted by Douglas Kohn, www.MaterialConcepts.com at


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks for this info about Tyvek recycling.
What if I have a bunch of Tyvek from my house when I remolded? Where can I recycle that?

December 12, 2008 at 2:39 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi! One suggestion would be to make the availability of tyvek remnants known to calligraphers... there are many calligraphy guilds around the country, and a few national guilds. Calligraphers and book artists use tyvek to cover books... it takes acrylic paints beautifully and unpredictably... and is strong, durable, and lightweight (I know, nothing new to you!)... I'd be more than happy to help get your message out... we need to talk! All my best, Kathy

January 13, 2009 at 8:25 AM  

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