A Sustainable Fencing Approach to Eco-Friendly Manufacturing

At a time when environmental awareness is increasingly important, Trex Fencing SRF stands out as a beacon of sustainable innovation in the fencing industry. From its inception, Trex has been committed to reducing its environmental footprint while providing high-quality, eco-friendly fencing solutions. Let’s take a closer look at the sustainable manufacturing practices that set Trex apart in the industry of environmentally friendly fencing.

Sourcing Recycled Materials

At the heart of Trex’s commitment to sustainability lies its use of recycled materials. Trex Fencing is crafted from over 95% recycled wood and plastic, including reclaimed sawdust and plastic film sourced from various consumer products like grocery bags and newspaper sleeves. Reclaimed wood that would otherwise end up in a landfill finds its way into Trex high-performance composite materials. Composite wood sustainable fencing offers not just natural appeal, but durability and low maintenance. By using reclaimed sawdust, we never have had to cut down a tree to make our products. Ever.

Recycled Plastic: The recycled wood in our fences is combined with recycled plastic from a variety of sources ranging from the overwrap on paper towels to dry cleaner bags, sandwich bags, newspaper sleeves, and grocery and shopping bags. The average 100-linear foot Trex composite fence contains 140,000 recycled plastic bags! By repurposing these materials, Trex not only reduces waste but also helps divert plastic from landfills.

Energy-Efficient Production

Trex is dedicated to energy-efficient manufacturing processes, aiming to minimize its environmental footprint at every step. From sourcing raw materials to the final assembly of sustainable fencing panels, energy consumption is closely monitored and optimized. Trex invests in renewable energy sources and implements energy-saving technologies to reduce reliance on fossil fuels and lower greenhouse gas emissions. By prioritizing energy efficiency, Trex ensures that its operations align with sustainable practices and contribute to a cleaner environment.

In addition to its commitment to energy-efficient production, Trex goes above and beyond in its eco-friendly manufacturing practices. Trex’s proprietary processing method is designed to eliminate the need for smokestacks, further reducing its environmental impact. Moreover, the company implements a closed-loop system where factory runoff and refuse are recycled back into the manufacturing line, minimizing waste and maximizing resource efficiency. Even the trailers used for transportation run on vegetable-based oil hydraulics, showcasing Trex’s dedication to sustainability across all aspects of its operations. By integrating these eco-friendly practices into its manufacturing process, Trex continues to lead the way in sustainable fencing solutions.

Waste Reduction and Recycling

At Trex, waste reduction is a paramount concern. Throughout the manufacturing process, any excess materials or byproducts are recycled or repurposed whenever feasible. Trex operates a closed-loop recycling system, where waste materials are reintegrated into the production cycle, minimizing environmental impact. This commitment to a circular economy model allows Trex to maximize resource efficiency and significantly reduce waste sent to landfills. By embracing innovative recycling practices, Trex not only minimizes its environmental footprint but also sets a precedent for sustainable manufacturing in the industry.

Certifications and Recognition

Trex’s unwavering dedication to sustainability has earned it prestigious certifications and recognition from leading environmental organizations. One such accolade is the LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certification from the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). This certification serves as a testament to Trex’s commitment to green building practices and its contribution to creating environmentally responsible spaces.

By achieving LEED certification, Trex demonstrates its adherence to rigorous standards for energy efficiency, resource conservation, and environmental stewardship throughout its manufacturing process. This recognition underscores Trex’s position as a leader in sustainable fencing solutions, showcasing its ability to meet the highest standards of environmental performance and sustainability.

With its LEED certification, Trex sets a benchmark for eco-friendly manufacturing practices in the sustainable fencing industry, providing customers with the assurance that they are investing in a product that not only enhances the beauty of their outdoor spaces but also supports a healthier planet for future generations.

The Big Picture

“The Big Picture” underscores Trex’s broader commitment to environmental stewardship and community well-being. As a proud member of the USGBC, Trex actively collaborates with industry leaders to revolutionize the landscape of construction and urban development. Together, we strive to redefine traditional approaches to building design, construction, and operation, aiming to create spaces that are not only environmentally sustainable but also socially responsible. By prioritizing sustainability in our projects, we contribute to the creation of healthier, more vibrant communities that enhance the quality of life for all. Through collective efforts and partnerships with organizations like the USGBC, Trex remains dedicated to shaping a brighter, greener future for generations to come.

Trex Fencing stands as a shining example of sustainable manufacturing practices. From the meticulous sourcing of recycled materials to the implementation of energy-efficient production techniques and robust waste reduction strategies, Trex remains committed to environmental stewardship at every stage of the process. By prioritizing eco-consciousness, Trex not only offers top-quality sustainable fencing solutions but also plays a crucial role in shaping a more sustainable future for generations to come. With Trex Fencing, homeowners can embrace the beauty, durability, and peace of mind that comes with knowing their fence is as environmentally friendly as it is stylish.
Ready to make a sustainable choice for your fencing needs? Contact us today to explore our range of eco-friendly Trex Fencing options and take the first step towards a greener tomorrow!