Libby Smoot, February 04, 2016
For the fifth year in a row, we’ve received top honors from one of the industry’s most respected reader surveys – Green Builder Media’s 2016 Reader’s Choice Awards.
Providing eco-friendly decking and other outdoor living products is at the core of our business and values. Being recognized as the ‘green’ leader in the industry by Green Builder once again this year is both an honor, as well as confirmation that you, our customers – both contractors and consumers – understand the importance of environmentally conscious building.
And just how “green” is Trex?
As the largest polyethylene plastic recycler in the United States, we salvage and keep more than 400 million pounds of plastic and wood scrap out of landfills each year, turning commercial and household plastics like newspaper sleeves and sandwich bags into eco-friendly outdoor living products. In fact, the average 500-square foot composite Trex deck contains 140,000 recycled plastic bags!
The entire high-performance Trex decking portfolio – including Trex Transcend®, Trex Enhance® and Trex Select® – is manufactured from more than 95 percent recycled and reclaimed materials, an achievement confirmed through the International Code Council Evaluation Service® (ICC-ES) SAVE Verification for Recycled Content. Trex was the first company in the wood-alternative decking category to receive such distinction.
The full results of Green Builder Media’s 2016 Reader’s Choice Awards will be published in the February issue of Green Builder.
To learn more about Trex's commitment to the environment, click here.
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