A Composite Decking Green Story
And your beautiful new deck will be a living space that integrates your home seamlessly with the natural environment.
We share this same passion.
And when you’re choosing your decking, we want you to know that you’re choosing a product that is both good for your home and for the environment.
between wood or plastic. Natural
or synthetic. Paper or plastic.
Our sustainability story starts with this unlikely match—all the best qualities of recycled wood, combined with the long-lasting resilience of recycled plastic. The blending of these two materials is the reason why our products last, and why they’re sustainable from start to finish
Think about this: the average wood deck uses about 11 Southern Yellow Pine trees. With Fiberon, we’re doing the opposite. We’re saving more than 1 Million trees from being cut down every year.
That’s about 15,000 football fields worth of healthy forest saved each year.
We think trees should give our backyard’s shade, not flooring.
thousand football fields worth of health forest saved each year.
But it’s this same resistance to decomposing that helps make Fiberon Decking last a really long time. So we recycle those same plastic bags, incorporating 2,000 of them into a single deck board.
By year’s end, we average 100 million pounds of recycled plastic put to good use. That’s the weight of two full cruise ships. Let’s use plastic for things we want to keep for a while, not just 12 minutes
million pounds on average of recycled plastic put to good use each year
Our closed-loop system recycles the same water every day. With it, we prevent billions of gallons of water from ending up in the waste stream—enough to fill up 5,300 Olympic-size swimming pools. Water is precious.
Let’s save every drop.
Hundred Olympic-sized swimming pools prevented from entering the waste stream each year.
When it comes to food, humans easily create waste, even when we don’t intend to. Think of all the rotten produce and unidentified leftovers from one week, let alone a lifetime. Now imagine if you could find a way to reuse all that waste before it hits the trash can, leaving the weight of a small bunch of bananas as your food waste for the entire year.
That’s what we do at our plants –metaphorically, of course. We reuse 98.5% of the waste from our manufacturing process – from misfit boards to router clippings. Every day. It’s one way we’re keeping our footprint small when it comes to manufacturing.
percent of manufacturing waste repurposed every year.
The end is yours to enjoy
This chapter of our sustainable story might be the one you love the most. Time is one of your most valuable resources and Fiberon Composite Decking is nearly maintenance-free.
A wood deck starts with chemicals used to pressure treat the lumber and needs to be refinished with more chemicals every year or two. That’s a lot of energy (mostly yours).
Instead of staining and sealing, we think the most truly sustainable story is one that ends with you, spending more time with your family on your beautiful Fiberon Composite deck.