Corian® Design Advances Sustainability with new Product Sample Recycling Program
In an effort to drive toward ZERO sample waste, customers can now return unused samples for recycling and reuse.

WILMINGTON, Del., January 21, 2023 – Corian® Design is pleased to announce recent updates to their sample kit program that help to advance sustainability and make efficient use of resources while delivering the same trusted expertise and knowledge to their customers.

The changes are two-fold and include a recycling program for returning samples to avoid landfills, as well as a move toward customized sample boxes that will better address customers’ specific design decisions on projects and enable the showcase of all three product lines together demonstrating the total Corian® Design surfacing solution.

The sample kit recycling program was launched in October 2022 and provides a return shipping label to all commercial A&D customers. This prepaid label allows customers to send samples back after they’ve finished using them in their design process. Once the samples are returned, they can be recycled and repurposed. This simple process will help keep countless samples out of the waste stream, as they may have once been disposed of by customers once they were no longer needed, as well as reduce the footprint of sample libraries.

Additionally, by the end of 2022, Corian® Design will launch a new branded customizable multi-material box. This box is expected to hold up to three large Endura samples and six 4x4 samples of Solid Surface or Quartz. Since these boxes will be fully customizable, they’re expected to generate less waste and provide a more streamlined, personalized experience for individual customers.

Nicole Fanandakis, Corian® Design Merchandising Manager, discusses why the timing is right for these program changes. “The increase of hybrid work environments in recent years has amplified the need for more sustainable sampling solutions,” she said. “Large sample libraries in the office have become a thing of the past.”

With these program updates in place, Corian® Design can provide a flexible, sustainable buying experience for their customers while advancing toward their sustainability goal of zero sample waste. These changes also will help DuPont make progress on their 2030 sustainability goals of innovating for good and protecting people and the planet.

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About Corian® Design

Corian® Design, a division of DuPont Water & Protection, is a global organization which creates, manufactures and markets advanced materials, products and solutions for interior design and architecture, originating from a foundation of world-class technologies and expertise. Marketed under the Corian® brand and the Make your Space tagline, its materials, products and solutions meet the most demanding requirements in terms of beauty, functionality and durability. The Corian® Design global portfolio is continuously evolving, and it currently includes Corian® Solid Surface, Corian® Quartz and Corian® Endura. To learn more about Corian® Design:


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