SKOKIE, Ill., April 20, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — As Earth Day is celebrated worldwide on April 22nd with the theme “Ending Plastics Pollution,” AZEK Building Products reinforces its commitment to sustainability by continuing to divert plastics from landfills while reducing other forms of pollution. AZEK® Building Products is a world leader in exterior products, with AZEK® and TimberTech® brands of premium decking and railing and AZEK porch, pavers and trim.
TimberTech’s Tropical Collection from AZEK Building Products provides consumers with the lush look of tropical woods without harming the rainforest. (Shown: Amazon Mist). It is just one example of AZEK’s commitment to the environment.
“Our consumers are our top priority and they are increasingly choosing green products for their homes. It’s important to us that they feel good about their choice of materials for their outdoor building projects,” said Jeanine Gaffke, AZEK’s CMO. “AZEK’s products are engineered to help consumers create great outdoor spaces and to embody sustainability and environmental stewardship.” In addition to keeping plastics out of the waste stream and oceans, AZEK Building Products saves more than 100,000 trees annually as a sustainable alternative to wood decks and house trim.
The need to end plastics pollution is supported by staggering statistics. Each year, 100 billion plastic bags are used in the United States alone, according to a recent article by the Department of Public Works of Los Angeles County. Additionally, a study published in the journal Nature in March determined there are roughly 1.8 trillion pieces of plastic weighing nearly 90,000 tons currently floating in the Pacific Ocean, in an area which spans 617,763 square miles (about three times the size of France).
“AZEK owns proprietary, state-of-the-art manufacturing that turns recycled plastics into high performance materials,” said Bruce Stanhope, Vice President, Research and Development, AZEK Building Products. “It allows us to accept materials that most manufacturers cannot work with, which highlights our commitment to the environment.”
AZEK Building Products has strengthened its commitment to reduce plastic and rubber pollution every year and racked up impressive numbers in 2017:
“By supporting companies that have a commitment to using recycled materials and by making greener choices throughout the home, consumers can make an impact in reducing plastics pollution,” added Gaffke.
Learn more about the Earth Day Network’s worldwide events at https://www.earthday.org. Learn more about AZEK and TimberTech’s sustainable manufacturing and products at www.azek.com and https://timbertech.com/advantages/sustainable-living
About AZEK® Building Products:
AZEK Building Products, a division of The AZEK® Company, is a leader in the development of premium, low-maintenance exterior building products. Available to a worldwide audience, our product lines span AZEK® Deck, Rail, Trim, Moulding, Porch, Pavers, and Adhesives, as well as capped wood composite decking and railing under the TimberTech® name. Both brands, synonymous with quality and innovation and made in America, lead their market areas by continually reinventing product lines and redefining entire product categories. For more information about AZEK, visit www.azek.com. For more information on TimberTech, visit www.timbertech.com.