Reuse & Recycling


Reuse & Recycling

  • Tubelite Max/Block

    Tubelite’s Max/Block sunshades are now manufactured with EcoLuminum, a high-recycled-content aluminum billet composition with environmentally friendly finishes.

  • Vast Enterprises Composite Landscape Pavers are now available in a 4"-by-8" size, ideal for commercial hardscapes, such as parking areas, walkways, and plazas. Using a blend of up to 95% recycled car tires and plastic containers, the pavers weigh less than 9 pounds per square foot. The 4"-by-8" pavers use the same special grid systems as the older 3"-by-6" size, but can be installed faster than the smaller size because fewer pavers are needed per square foot. Vasts manufacturing process reportedly consumes 82% less energy than concrete product manufacture, releases 89% less carbon dioxide compared to concrete products, generates no VOCs, and yields zero scrap.

    Vast Composite Landscape Pavers

    Using a blend of up to 95 percent recycled car tires and plastic containers, these pavers are suitable for large commercial hardscapes.

  • Charlotte Pipe and Foundry Co.s RePVC pipe uses 100% recycled content as the center layer, making up 30% to 80% of the pipes overall thickness. As the latest addition to the companys True Fit System, the coextruded, solid-wall Schedule 40 pipe incorporates recycled PVC, which will help expand the market for recycled materials and slow consumption of raw materials. RePVC is manufactured to ASTM D 4396 and ASTMF 1760 standards, and is NSF-listed. Charlotte Pipe also recycles 100% of its treated process water.

    Charlotte Pipe RePVC

    PVC pipe that uses 100 percent recycled content as its center layer.

  • Tiki Recycled Wallcovering from Cirqa offers a tropical texture inspired by stone, beads, and natural reeds. It has a subtle multi-watercolor print and a bamboo texture with deep reedlike embossing and metallic accents. Its heavy texture makes it well suited for renovations with uneven walls. Low in VOCs due to its water-based inks and adhesives, Tiki is made with 20% recycled content drawn from parent company LSI Wallcoverings Second-Look recycling program. The Type II, 20-ounce vinyl wallcovering comes in 18 nature-inspired colors from blue-green pear to beachy sand to earthy curry. It measures an average of 52" to 54" wide.

    Cirqa Tiki Recycled Wallcovering

    This wallcovering has a tropical texture inspires by stone, beads, and natural reeds.

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    Finishes Are Eco-Friendly

    Tubelite Inc. now manufactures all of its architectural, extruded aluminum products with EcoLuminum, a high recycled-content aluminum billet composition with environmentally friendly finishes.

  • ??Architects want to do the right thing when it comes to using reclaimed materials,?? says PlanetReuse founder and principal Nathan Benjamin (right), ??but they don??t always have the time to do the research.?? Operations manager Tim Bensman adds, ??We provide a professional face to these materials.??

    Bridging the Gap Between Deconstruction and Design

    When it comes to using reclaimed building materials in commercial projects, PlanetReuse speaks the language of architects and contractors.

  • Tile Has Recycled Content

    Urban Renewal by Crossville combines the beauty of real metal accent and trim pieces with a dimensional composite body to make it lightweight and easy to install.

  • Recycled Fibers Make Low-VOC Textiles

    KnollTextiles' Harmony Collection includes four styles featuring recycled content.

  • Deck Board Uses Recycled Aluminum

    Wahoo Decks' AridDek is a waterproof aluminum deck board.

  • Wetland System Reuses Water

    The Living Machine from Worrell Water Technologies is a decentralized, on-site ecological wastewater treatment and reuse system.



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