HORGEN,Switzerland–November 20,2020–Dow(NYSE:Dow),has won Best Sustainable Product for its RENUVA™Mattress Recycling Program in Chemical Week’s Sustainability Awards.The RENUVA™Mattress Recycling Program contributes towards recycling end of life polyurethane mattresses in collaboration with the value chain.This project converts polyurethane foams from end-of-life(waste)mattresses back to one of the main chemical building blocks of its polymer-polyol.
“Polyurethane needs to be as valuable at the end of its life as it is at the start,”commented Marcel Moeller,global sustainability director,Dow Polyurethanes.“Therefore,to address the growing problem of waste,the RENUVA™Program is enabling transition to a circular economy in order to stimulate new valuable waste streams and new demand mechanisms.”
“Congratulations to Team Dow on this recognition from Chemical Week,”said Mary Draves,Dow’s chief sustainability officer and vice president of Environment,Heatlh and Safety.“The RENUVA™program is one of Dow’s signature programs and an excellent example of collaborating across the value chain to close challenging resource loops and advance a circular economy,one of Dow’s seven 2025 Sustainability Goals.”
This is Chemical Week’s inaugural edition of its Sustainability Awards,initiated to recognize the chemical industry’s best efforts to build a more sustainable future.Dow had been named a finalist in three categories,including Best Sustainable Product,Best Sustainable Initiative and Best Sustainability Program.The Best Sustainable Product award recognizes sustainable products that will have the most meaningful impact on environmental or sustainability performance.
To find out more about the RENUVA™Program,its fit with Dow’s Sustainability Strategy,and to stay up to date on the progress being made by Dow and its collaboration partners,visit the website.