All AVCON® products are 100% recyclable if they ever need to be removed & discarded. Furthermore, their aluminum railing systems are made using remelt/recycled metal. AVCON® products are manufactured for durability and long term use, eliminating the need for frequent replacement. AVCON® thermoplastic products NEVER need painting or finishing, therefore NEVER omits additional toxins into the environment. All AVCON® thermoplastic products are manufactured in the USA and raw materials are purchased locally, therefore no excessive transportation is used in making their products.
CertainTeed supports sustainable building and manufacturing practices with their comprehensive line of environmentally friendly fence, railing and deck products. CertainTeed fence, railing and deck is 99% recyclable and does not require chemical treatment or painting. CertainTeed's composite railing is made of 40-75% recycled material, and the vinyl products contain at least 10% internally recycled material. In addition, CertainTeed products feature a long life span and low maintenance, which helps to conserve natural resources.
As compared to wood decking, all alternative decking products are much more eco-friendly and sustainable. As compared to other alternative decking products, Green Bay Decking's formula is also superior. Their composite deck systems have been used on green LEED-certified buildings and projects for commercial, residential, and marine use. View their LEED statement for additional information. Green Bay Decking products contain rice hulls, a rapidly-renewable resource made from the discarded outer husks of rice kernels, and discarded paper pulp, a by-product of the paper-making process. Because of the close proximity of the local manufacturer that provides their paper by-product we qualify for additional LEED credits. Both rice hulls and paper by-product would often otherwise be incinerated or sent to land fills.
With their roots in the landscape and a stated purpose to “Enrich Outdoor Spaces,” Landscape Forms has a special relationship to the natural environment. By employing recycled materials and wood from managed forests (including wood with FSC Chain of Custody Certification upon request), adopting environmentally sustainable processes, producing products that are also recyclable, and implementing energy efficient systems and the use of “green” products in their facility, Lanscape Forms Inc. meets their customers’ expectation for high-design, high-quality products that also help them meet their sustainable goals.
TimberTech has the perfect balance of quality and sustainability. TimberTech decking, railing and fencing products are an attractive, low-maintenance alternative to wood and a one-time purchase for most homeowners. Since TimberTech products will not splinter or warp and don’t require any staining or sealing, the wasteful cycle of repair and replacement typical of wood is dramatically reduced. TimberTech creates products with the environment in mind. No trees are cut down for the purpose of making TimberTech products. Their wood flour is recycled from the woodworking industry and keeps more than 100 million pounds of wood waste out of landfills each year. More than 28 million pounds of scrap product is reclaimed and put back into their manufacturing process each year, which saves even more wood and plastic waste from reaching landfills. TimberTech is a proud member of the U.S. Green Building Council.