The new collaboration will create new markets for post-consumer waste mattresses
HORGEN, Switzerland, October 7, 2020 /3BL Media/ – The Vita Group, Europe’s leading flexible polyurethane foam solutions provider, and Dow (NYSE: Dow) today jointly announce the next stage of the RENUVA™ Mattress Recycling Program with a new collaboration for the production of flexible polyurethane (PU) foams made with RENUVA™ polyols – raw materials created from recycled mattress content. This milestone is a logical next step for the RENUVA™ Mattress Recycling Program journey, a circular economy initiative from Dow.
Products made by chemistry are vital to many low-carbon technologies, including the “built environment,” medicine and mobility. Yet the industrial processes to make these products are both energy and CO2-intensive.
As we hold ourselves accountable for contributing to a lower-carbon future, we continue to optimize our manufacturing operations, a journey we’ve been on for decades. In addition, we are looking to implement transitional technologies and innovate next-generation technologies for emissions-free manufacturing.
This year marks the start of the Decade of Action to deliver the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030. It is a critical period to accelerate responses to the world’s greatest challenges – from ensuring food security to reversing climate change.
Dow has teamed up with Restore the Earth Foundation to revitalize and restore the world’s oldest and most powerful carbon capture technology – nature’s forests. In support of our Official Carbon Partnership with the International Olympic Committee (IOC), we replanted 400 acres of native bald cypress trees in the Pointe-au-Chenes Wildlife Management Area to help restore the Mississippi River Basin.
Dow reaches $500MM in savings toward its $1 billion target from projects that are good for business and for ecosystems
MIDLAND, Mich., September 14, 2020 /3BL Media/ – Dow (NYSE: DOW) announced recently it has reached a major milestone, achieving $500 million of savings from its “Valuing Nature” goal, halfway to its 2025 Sustainability Goal to deliver $1 billion in business value from projects that enhance nature.
After more than a decade of collaboration and investment, our manufacturing site in Terneuzen in The Netherlands is closing in on achieving an ambitious goal: to eliminate the structural use of non-sustainable freshwater supply.
Finding answers to our planet’s plastic waste issues will take innovation and investment across the waste management value chain. The Alliance to End Plastic Waste has joined forces with Silicon Valley-based Plug and Play Tech Centre to help kick-start innovation to help minimize plastic waste, make recycling and recovering plastics easier, and create value from post-use plastics.