Plastic Lumber

Using plastic lumber to build a fence or build a deck saves trees, helps you avoid arsenic-treated wood and creates a market for recycled-content products. The Healthy Building Network rates plastic lumber brands based on the materials used, their recycled content and their potential recyclability. Here’s its list of “most environmentally preferable” plastic lumber:

• Bear Board
• Millennium Lumber
• Orcaboard from Durable Plastic Design
• PlasTEAK
• Select from Bedford Technology
• HDPE Lumber
• Leisure Deck
• Everlast
• Ameriwood
• Enviro-Curb
• Perma-Deck Advantage
• BreezeWood by Aeolian Enterprises

You can also download the entire “Guide to Plastic Lumber.”

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