Leslie Adkins, vice chairman of selling and ESG growth at Trex, joins the dialog to debate how the corporate pioneered a recycled alternative to lumber for decks, fences, and different purposes. Trex was based in 1996 on the premise that there have to be a greater use of the “mountain of single-use plastic movie packaging generated on daily basis that isn’t being recycled.” The corporate developed a course of for making a wooden decking different that consists of 95% recycled polyethylene film blended with sawdust made largely of reclaimed wooden. The result’s decking that appears like wooden however lasts at the least two and a half occasions longer.
Trex is without doubt one of the largest consumers of #2 and #4 polyethylene movie within the U.S. by way of a novel commercial recycling program that pays retailers to gather and ship the customarily hard-to-recycle movies used to wrap palletized packages for transport, together with plastic purchasing baggage, bubble wrap and people troublesome air pillows used as padding in e-commerce containers. Upcycling our plastic waste to contribute to a extra sustainable constructed setting is an intriguing answer to our present waste issues. You’ll be able to be taught extra at trex.com.
This podcast initially aired on April 20, 2022.