Millions of pounds of plastic go into landfills every day. Our company partners with corporations, retail stores, consumers and others to proactively capture unwanted plastic film and upcycle it into beautiful Trex decking. In 2022, we diverted more than 330 million pounds of plastic film slated for landfill.
To produce our award-winning decking, we also use reclaimed wood, including wood dust, off cuttings, pallets and more. We partner with upstream and downstream wood product manufacturers such as lumberyards and sawmills to capture their waste. In 2022, we used more than 670 million pounds of reclaimed wood fiber in our products.
As we seek new opportunities to be more circular and divert end-of-life Trex decking from landfills, we worked with a Minnesota-based construction firm to collect scrap Trex boards and cut-off ends to recycle back into our production. In 2022, this first-step effort reclaimed 13,000 pounds of scrap material that otherwise would have been landfilled.