From grocery stores to your backyard: Trex® is Largest Plastic Bag Recycler in the US

2013-06-08T00:00:00Z From grocery stores to your backyard: Trex® is Largest Plastic Bag Recycler in the USMichelle Krueger nwitimes.com
June 08, 2013 12:00 am  • 

Formed in 1996, Trex Company is the country's largest manufacturer of wood-alternative decking, railing and fencing products.

Each year, Trex turns millions of pounds of recycled and reclaimed plastic and waste wood into its signature products. Most of these raw materials come from recovered plastic grocery bags, plastic film and waste wood fiber. Trex purchases approximately 300 million pounds of used polyethylene and an equal amount of hardwood sawdust each year, materials that would normally end up in a landfill.

Beyond that, 70 percent of all plastic bags recycled in the US are part of an in-store collection program used by Trex. In 2010, 3.1 billion recycled grocery bags were collected and used to manufacture Trex products.

The company tagline, “Where Engineering Meets Artistry,” describes the Trex concept of artfully blending technology and beauty, form and function, yin and yang. But, what truly sells Trex is the simple fact that the maintenance problems that come with wood decks don’t come with Trex – so your time is spent relaxing on the deck, not working on it.

Currently, the ever-expanding Trex collection of decking, railing, steel framing, outdoor furniture and accessories give builders and homeowners more than 1,200 design options. This year, a new tropical color – Tiki Torch – was added to the top selling, high-performance Transcend® Decking and Railing line, providing a lighter alternative that complements the existing tropical and five classic earth-tone hues.

With a protective shell, unrivaled fade, stain, scratch and mold resistance, low maintenance and wood grain beauty to match, the one-and-only Transcend Decking is the ultimate expression of luxury and function, according to Trex.

This summer, Trex Transcend is being put to the ultimate test as the product of choice to replace a 1.3-mile stretch of boardwalk along the Jersey Shore in the Borough of Belmar, where sun, sand, salt spray and continuous foot traffic will definitely validate the company’s claims that its products are low-maintenance, longer-lasting alternatives to wood that resist scratches, stains and fading.

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