Trex creates eco-friendly Composite decks are made from an innovative blend of 95% recycled wood and plastic—that’s almost the whole thing. And they have been creating eco-friendly products for more than 20 years; well before green was a buzzword. Because in the end, all of us want to look out on our decks and rest easy knowing that we’ve done our part.
RECYCLING IS A BEAUTIFUL THING
As one of the largest plastic recyclers in the USA, Trex saves well over 180 million Kilograms of plastic and wood from landfills each year. So in addition to contributing to a healthier environment, Trex’s eco-friendly decks also contribute to your LEED points. LEED stands for “Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design”, the idea behind LEED system is to demonstrate how excellence and innovation can push the boundaries of sustainable design. So when you purchase a Trex product, you are assured that you will receive the very best in forward thinking innovation, not to mention good karma.
WHAT MAKES A TREX® COMPOSITE DECK A GREEN DECK ?
Trex uses reclaimed wood that would otherwise end up in a landfill to create high-performance composite decks. By using reclaimed sawdust, Trex has never had to cut down a tree to make their products. Ever!
Trex combines high quality recycled wood with recycled plastic from a variety of sources; ranging from the over-wrap on paper towels to dry cleaner bags, sandwich bags, newspaper sleeves, and grocery and shopping bags, to create an amazing product which will stand the test of time.
Trex was built on the basis of green principles with the aim of preserving the environment for future generations. Trex strives to be a forward thinking sustainable company, and incorporates this in their daily manufacturing process. Trex’s proprietary, eco-friendly manufacturing processing method eliminates the use of smoke stacks; meaning that Trex’s manufacturing process helps to decrease the amount of carbon dioxide and other byproducts of combustion into the air.
Green principles are applied to how Trex Composite decks are constructed; they recycle factory refuse back into manufacturing lines, and even use vegetable oil to power plant hydraulics in some of their manufacturing plants.
THE BIG PICTURE
Trex works along with other U.S. Green Building Council members to transform the way building and communities are designed, built and operated with the goal of creating environmentally and socially responsible spaces that improve the quality of life.