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Friday, January 15, 2010

Info on where and how to recycle Tyvek packages (fed ex, etc.)

Tyvek, the Dupont material the U.S. Postal Service uses for its mail envelopes, is made from 100 percent high-density polyethylene (HDPE), marked under the recycling code #2, and is highly recyclable into other products such as plastic lumber and park benches.
If your municipal recycler doesn't accept Tyvek-and you have more DIY wallets and laptop sleeves than you know what to do with-Dupont will take back your used Tyvek envelopes for recycling, at no cost. Click below the fold for details. 1. For small quantities (less than 25 envelopes/month): Turn any Tyvek envelope inside out, so the unprinted white surface shows on the outside. Stuff the inside-out Tyvek envelope with other used Tyvek envelopes for recycling.
Address and mail the envelope to:Terry Fife, Tyvek Recycling Specialist5401 Jefferson Davis HighwaySpot 197 - Room 231Richmond, VA 23234
For medium quantities (more than 25 but less than 500 envelopes/month): Call 1-866-33-TYVEK and ask about Dupont's pouch program for recycling Tyvek envelopes. Each pouch holds approximately 200 envelopes. Collect your envelopes in the pouch and then forward them to a regional recycler-address label provided.
3. For larger quantities (more than 500 envelopes/month): Contact Terry Fife, Tyvek Recycling Specialist, at 1-800-222-5676 or 1-866-33-TYVEK to have a custom program set up for you that works with local recyclers in your region.

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