What to do with the mountain of single-use plastic film generated every day? It’s a huge and growing problem for our planet and for communities around the world.

Here in the United States, Trex started life as a company that plays its part in solving this challenge by recycling plastic film into something durable and lasting. Today, we’re one of the largest recyclers of plastic film in North America.

Find out how we create our products, recycle plastic, and monitor the environmental impacts of our decking.

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How We Create Our Products

It’s pretty simple. Trex uses what would go to waste to create decking with lasting beauty and durability. We combine recycled plastic film, bags and wraps with reclaimed wood to produce high-performance, low-maintenance decking that withstands sun, sleet and snow — all while keeping its rich color for a warranted 25 years.

The result? A deck made from 95% recycled and reclaimed materials that never needs staining or treating with chemicals to maintain its good looks and performance.

Upcycling For A Waste-less Future

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TURNING TRASH INTO TREASURE

Trex uses waste plastic film in our decks. We don’t just recycle this plastic, we “upcycle” it. This means making a product of a higher value and greater utility than the original waste material. In 2020 alone, we upcycled more than 350 million pounds of plastic film.

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DIVERTING PLASTIC FROM LANDFILLS

Trex is one of the largest buyers of recycled polyethylene film in North America. Our NexTrex® program helps us collect post-consumer plastic film from retailers, brand owners and consumers through a network of 32,000 collection stations across the United States and Canada. We also work directly with schools and community groups to engage more people in recycling plastic. Find out how to get involved.

LEARN HOW TO RECYCLE PLASTIC FILM WITH NEXTREX

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350M+

pounds of plastic film upcycled by Trex in 2020

32K

NexTrex collection stations where consumers, retailers and brand owners return plastic film for recycling

95%

recycled plastic film and reclaimed wood in Trex decking products

9.5%

reduction in greenhouse gas emissions per foot of Trex decking between 2016 and 2019

Benefits That Last A Lifetime