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DuPont Professional Product to Reveal Latest Sustainable Product Packaging

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DuPont announced its plans to convert all of its 4-syringe packaging of the DuPont Advion cockroach and ant gel to 100 percent post-consumer recycled plastic that is 100 percent recyclable.

| June 30, 2010

WILMINGTON, Del. –  DuPont announced its plans to convert all of its 4-syringe packaging of the DuPont Advion cockroach and ant gel to 100 percent post-consumer recycled plastic that is 100 percent recyclable. 

DuPont says it is committed to seeking sustainability in all parts of its business, and a key part of that initiative is reducing waste wherever possible. The new Advion cockroach and ant gel packaging is made from plastic products, such as soda or water bottles, which were previously used and then recycled. This material requires significantly less energy and water to produce and diverts re-useable materials out of the waste stream.

Americans throw out an average of 2.5 million plastic bottles every hour. This makes 60 million bottles a day - nearly 22 billion a year (source: Clean Air Council). These plastic bottles can take an average of 500 years to biodegrade. DuPont says its new packaging will reduce the burden in landfills and help pest control professionals improve their environmental stewardship and positioning to their clients.

DuPont’s most recent packaging announcement was the Terrene packaging, created for DuPont Arilon insecticide. Each Terrene packet contains a premeasured amount of Arilon to help reduce applicator handling and exposure, minimize waste and eliminate the need to triple-rinse prior to disposal of each emptied Terrene packet. They are constructed of material that is biodegradable and compostable, according to ASTM test methods. Each Terrene packet also utilizes water-based ink and adhesives.

To learn more about DuPont products and packaging, visit www.proproducts.dupont.com.

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