Trex Decking: Reclaimed Wood and Recycled Plastic

Trex Decking: Reclaimed Wood and Recycled Plastic

Cambria Bold
Jun 7, 2010

Trex decking, railing, fencing, and trim products are made from about 50 percent recycled and reclaimed plastic, and 50 percent reclaimed wood, including sawdust and used pallets from woodworking operations, and recycled plastic grocery bags from all over the country. (Trex is actually one of the largest plastic bag recyclers in the US.)

The recycled plastic (from sources such as grocery bags and stretch film) shields the wood from moisture and insect damage, so there's no rotting, warping, or splintering, while the reclaimed wood (a waste product of woodworking manufacturers) protects the plastic from UV damage, giving your fences and deck railings a solid look and feel.

See a list of Trex products
Read more about how Trex is made
Read more about their environmentally-friendly initiatives

Trex is available at Home Depot, Lowe's, and Green Depot.

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