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Du Pont, EcoStrate to Partner on Carpet Recycling ProgramDu Pont, EcoStrate to Partner on Carpet Recycling Program

Allan Gerlat

January 22, 2015

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Du Pont, EcoStrate to Partner on Carpet Recycling Program

Du Pont Industrial Biosciences and EcoStrate SFS Inc. have agreed to establish the first post-consumer recycling program for commercial and residential carpet made from Du Pont’s Sorona renewable fiber.

The two companies will work together to develop and commercialize products using recovered post-consumer carpet made with Sorona fiber. EcoStrate, which makes promotional items and mud flaps, will explore other applications for the recycling material, including ballistics testing, flooring, shipping crates, pallets and building materials, according to a news release.

Sonora is a biobased material. Du Pont said while it has practiced post-industrial recycling of the material, it is looking for post-consumer solutions as well.

“We believe that EcoStrate has an innovative program, and our collaboration will be a benefit to both the carpet and recycling industries,” said John Lyons, global business development manager for DuPont Sorona. “With end of carpet life options in place, consumers and specifiers of carpet made with Sorona will feel even better about their choice of carpets.”

EcoStrate has used material such as carpeting, textile waste and other waste to make its products.


About the Author(s)

Allan Gerlat

News Editor, Waste360

Allan Gerlat joined the Waste360 staff in September 2011 as news editor. He was the editor of Waste & Recycling News for the first 16 years of its history, and under his guidance the publication won 27 national and regional awards.

Before Waste & Recycling News, Allan worked at another Crain Communications publication, Rubber & Plastics News, which covers rubber product manufacturing. He began with the publication as associate editor and eventually became managing editor, a position he held for nine years.

Allan is a graduate of Ohio University, where he earned a BS in journalism. He is based in Sagamore Hills, in northeast Ohio.

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