Recycled Plastic Building Materials – With the invention of recycled plastic wood, all those old bottles of soft drinks a home has recycled can come right back as platform tables. Unlike composite deck boards, in which wood chips are mixed with chemicals and polymers, recycled plastic wood is completely synthetic and can be made of plastic deviated from the domestic waste stream. This gives advantages in its primary use as a roof construction material.
Recycled plastic wood does not have any chemical coatings, unlike pressure-treated wood. It is slip resistant, does not splinter and is made of non-toxic plastic. All of these things can make it especially suitable for decks that will be used by children, who are especially prone to falling and getting splinters and getting material in their mouths.
The replacement of recycled plastic wood from natural wood reduces the demand for logs. This can help preserve forests, which clean the air and shelter diverse ecosystems. By making lumber from post-consumer waste, recycled plastic reduces the amount directed to landfills already overcrowded. Recycled plastic wood does not need to be dyed, treated, or painted and can be cleaned with water. Recycled plastic is immune to most problems that affect wood lumber. It cannot rot and not split, splinter, stain or blister. It is totally waterproof and resistant to insects. The plastic boards also resist salts, oils, stains, and fungi, as well as the discoloration induced by ultraviolet light.