When retailers are touting their green bag offerings, they are often selling bags that are reusable, but not recyclable. DuPont™ Tyvek® provides a solution that gives retailers a reusable bag material that features all the best properties of paper, film and fabric, but also provides unique beauty, strength and recyclability. No wonder it’s seen as the ideal choice for environmentally conscious retailers and their equally environmentally conscious consumers.
DuPont was a sponsor of the Food Marketing Institute’s second annual Food Industry Sustainability Summit held in August. DuPont Tyvek® bags were provided to all attendees, the management representatives of major U.S. and Canada food retailers. DuPont also held a display during the Sustainability Showcase presenting Tyvek® bags made by three distributors: Earthwise Bag Company, 1 Bag at a Time and Shagbag & Co.
According to Alice Jarvis, DuPont Global Six Sigma Champion who is responsible for leading the Tyvek® bag effort, “FMI attendees really liked the Tyvek® bags because they were “different” and “pretty.” Tyvek® provides outstanding printability to create the fashion designs that attendees found exciting and offers the lightweight strength, reusability and tear and water resistance Tyvek® material has long been known for. It’s also scrunchable, machine washable and recyclable at the end of its useful life.”
With DuPont™ Tyvek®, a greener solution for grocery shoppers is “in the bag.”