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Dow Packaging Project Butterfly

Project Butterfly was developed to address one of South Africa’s most pressing and visible environmental issues which is litter.

Littering is one of the most pressing and visible environmental issues on earth, often focusing on the plastics industry as main culprit. Through this social impact project, Dow Packaging wants to give a special focus on the educational aspect regarding waste management and also participate in coastal clean-up activities all over the world.

About Project Butterfly

Dow has partnered with Plastics SA, youth led recycling organisation Destination Green, Recycling education initiative, Aqua Amazing and Mashemong Primary School to deliver a clean-up day in the township of Tembisa in October 2017.

Project Butterfly was developed to address one of South Africa’s most pressing and visible environmental issues which is actually, litter. Our business recognizes its role in ensuring that the end use of the packaging product, is disposed of in a responsible and sustainable way. This project aims to inspire better waste management behavior, a look at what happens to our oceans and sea life when we litter, and how we can transform litter into useful and interesting objects that benefit our communities.

Together we can transform communities and mind-sets to build a sustainable future for all!


About DowDuPont Materials Science Division

DowDuPont Materials Science, a business division of DowDuPont (NYSE: DWDP), combines science and technology knowledge to develop premier materials science solutions that are essential to human progress. The division has one of the strongest and broadest toolkits in the industry, with robust technology, asset integration, scale and competitive capabilities that enable it to address complex global issues. DowDuPont Materials Science’s market-driven, industry-leading portfolio of advanced materials, industrial intermediates, and plastics businesses deliver a broad range of differentiated technology-based products and solutions for customers in high-growth markets such as packaging, infrastructure, and consumer care. DowDuPont intends to separate the Materials Science Division into an independent, publicly traded company. More information can be found at www.dow-dupont.com.