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Interesting fact: If you recycle 1 ton of plastic, you save the equivalent energy consumed by 2 people in one year.
Today, it’s ‘Green’ to say that plastic lumber is an eco-friendly carpenter’s dream come true; however, many beginners, hobbyists, and DIY’ers out there looking to incorporate ‘Green building’ best practices tend to limit themselves; being oblivious to the many options recycled plastic lumber can offer.
So if you are looking to introduce more ‘Green building’ methods into your building regimen, save trees and free yourself from high-maintenance hardwood — look no further!
Renew Resources has compiled a quick top 3 list of things you can build using recycled plastic lumber.
Plastic Wood Roofing Shingles
Want to help prevent plastic from overloading your land-fill? Or how about save a ton of lovely animal kingdom creatures from plastic waste strangulation? Or even better, want to prevent plastic waste chemicals from leaking into your soil and water? Yes? Yes? And yes?
Well, the beauty of plastic lumber shingles is that it helps the environment and does a better job than your average shingle. How?
Plastic lumber doesn’t heat up under the sun, so your utility bill will definitely be lower. Its shock absorption also prevents house hold damage from thunderous hail storms, and is very easy to install saving you a lot of time.
Be the one to build an eco-friendly bench for your family this summer. Plastic lumber maintains the desirable natural wood aesthetic and ensures a 50 year life span. You’ll never have to worry about splinters, warps or even the hassles of painting or varnishing–ever!
Decks made out of plastic lumber help fight off Mother Nature’s natural enemies (animals, rot, weather, insects etc.). It’s stain resistant, available in almost any color code, water proof and extremely low-maintenance.
It takes 10 years for regular plastic bag to decompose in a landfill and 1000 years for harder plastics to biodegrade. Replacing real lumber with plastic lumber just makes sense—you recycle, reduce, and reuse. Elementary my dear reader, elementary!