DuPont achieves zero landfill status
Dubai, January 22, 2012
DuPont said it has achieved zero landfill status in its building innovations business by reducing, reusing and recycling manufacturing by products and waste at manufacturing sites across the globe.
After three years of focused effort, DuPont Building Innovations has become completely landfill free, reducing its environmental footprint from 81 million pounds of landfill waste annually to zero, the company said in a statement.
Now, through the “Drive to Zero” landfill program, none of the waste generated by the business from the manufacture of DuPont Corian solid surfaces, DuPont Zodiaq quartz surfaces, DuPont Tyvek weatherization systems products and geosynthetic textiles is sent to landfills, it added.
“The Drive to Zero landfill program is good for our business, good for the environment and highly valued by our customers,” remarked Timothy P. McCann, president of DuPont Building Innovations.
“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. Collaborating with our business partners allowed us to succeed in reaching our ambitious project goal of zero landfill,” he stated.
Tony Azzam, regional business manager DuPont Building Innovations, ME, Africa, Turkey & Pakistan, said, 'While the Middle East is one of the world’s largest energy consumers, it is also one of the biggest investors into green technologies and practices.'
It highly appreciates innovative and aggressive initiatives to reduce waste buildup and preserve the environment,' he stated.
DuPont’s zero landfill philosophy is a great fit both to the rapid development and the growing interest in sustainability concepts being witnessed throughout the region,” Azzam added.-TradeArabia News Service