Fiberon Celebrates America Recycles Day

When you hear the term recycle, many of you are probably reminded of the 3 R’s: reduce, reuse, recycle. This year, as we celebrate America Recycles Day (November 15), we encourage you to add a fourth “R” to the old adage: reimagine.

Every day at Fiberon we’re reimagining the use of potentially wasted materials and reevaluating the best use of our resources. In fact, our composite decking contains up to 94% recycled content. That’s your discarded milk jugs and plastic bags getting a second life and being put to great use!

Trash becomes treasure as these former plastic bottles are recycled into what will soon be beautiful decking.
Trash becomes treasure as these former plastic bottles are recycled into what will soon be beautiful decking.

Reducing our environmental footprint every step of the way

As a recently named Eco-leader by Green Builder magazine, we take our responsibility seriously. Our approach to sustainable business is multifaceted. By incorporating lumber mill scraps and pre- and post-consumer recycled plastics into our products, we divert 60,000 tons of unwanted materials from landfills and incinerators each year.  Our manufacturing process uses a closed loop water system and our products are never treated with harsh chemicals. Plus, we use rail car transport for finished goods whenever possible to reduce our greenhouse gas emissions.

These earth-friendly processes are a win-win: minimal waste and damage to the environment while providing you with a beautiful, relaxing space that’s long lasting and easy to maintain.

Symmetry Decking in Burnt Umber with Warm Sienna accents, complemented by Symmetry Railing in Tranquil White.
Symmetry Decking in Burnt Umber with Warm Sienna accents, complemented by Symmetry Railing in Tranquil White.

Be a Part of America Recycles Day!

Recycling Fun Facts*

  • The United States is the #1 trash-producing country in the world at 1,609 pounds per person per year. That means that 5% of the world's people generate 40% of the world's waste.
  • Each American throws out about 1,200 pounds of organic garbage per year that could be composted.
  • New Jersey has the highest recycling rate of all US states – 56%!

*Source: timetorecycle.org

Get a behind-the-scenes look at the Fiberon recycling process.

 

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