MoistureShield composite decking products from Advanced Environmental Recycling Technologies (AERT; Springdale, AR) are now verified as having 95% total recycled content, up from the 90% total recycled content previously listed in company information. A new report issued by the International Code Council Evaluation Service (ICC-ES) provides the independent verification of 57% preconsumer recycled content and 38% postconsumer recycled content, to substantiate AERT's claims.
|MoistureShield decking is now verified at 95% recycled content, thanks to AERT's proprietary processing technologies.|
Verification of MoistureShield products' recycled content, along with their other environmental attributes—including bio-based materials use and insect resistance—is included in VAR-1015 issued under the ICC-ES SAVE (sustainable attributes verification and evaluation) program.
"Composite decking brands vary greatly in their amount of recycled content," says Brent Gwatney, VP of sales and marketing for MoistureShield. "We've always been a leader in making use of recycled materials and believe builders and homeowners value attractive, affordable, and durable decking that is also green."
MoistureShield composite decking boards, railing, and accessories are manufactured using AERT's proprietary processing technologies that fully encapsulate recycled wood fibers in recycled polyethylene plastic. The materials resist rot, decay, moisture, and insects, claims AERT, and unlike other decking products, they can be placed on the ground, and in water. —Clare Goldsberry