Recyclability

Tyvek’s’® Second Life (or third, or fourth)

Tyvek® is formed by a fully integrated process using continuous and very fine fibers of 100% high-density polyethylene which can be engineered to provide soft or hard structure fabric. This versatile fabric is recyclable as a number 2 on the plastics scale which means you can put it in your curbside recycling or deposit it in retail store collection bins when it is time to be replaced. DuPont™ has always been focused on environmental impact and has two nationwide recycling programs already in place for Tyvek® material products. In fact, DuPont™ will accept direct mailing of the used Tyvek® products with an infrastructure already in place. In addition, DuPont™ partners with Waste Management to provide a further recycling option and has a partnership with Garment Recovery Systems for items to include shoe cover, boot covers, hoods, lab coats, aprons, and even pants. (www.garmentrecoverysytems.com)

Another important feature of this material is that even if someone fails to recycle it, Tyvek® can be safely incinerated because it yields only water and carbon dioxide, essentially leaving no residue. Additionally, if recycling or incineration are not options, and your Tyvek® bag ends up in a landfill (which we don’t condone!), it will not leach into groundwater because it is chemically inert and contains no binders. Click here to learn more about DuPont™

This versatile fabric is recyclable as a number 2 on the plastics scale which means you can put it in your curbside recycling.