SCRANTON, Pa., April 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Each year around April 22nd, more than one billion people in approximately 192 countries participate in Earth Day-related activities to voice their concerns about the planet and how to protect it. With this year's theme focused on the worldwide issue of climate change, AZEK Building Products encourages homeowners to make choices every day that can lessen their impact on the environment.
AZEK Pavers represents one example of a greener, more sustainable choice in landscaping that is making an impact on landfill waste. This low-maintenance paver is made from up to 95% recycled materials consisting of scrap tires and plastic food containers. Directly responsible for keeping more than 10 million pounds of scrap rubber and plastics out of U.S. landfills, the production of AZEK Pavers has recycled more than 535,000 tires and 16 million plastic food containers and dvd cases.
However, it isn't just the actual product that is environmentally friendly. The AZEK Paver manufacturing process uses 95 percent less energy and produces 96 percent less in CO2 emissions than the production of conventional concrete pavers.
"From our company culture, manufacturing processes and materials, to product output and end use over its lifetime, AZEK is committed to environmental stewardship at all levels," said Jason Grommon, President, AZEK Building Products. He said results of a lifecycle study determined that AZEK products are a sound choice for consumers concerned with the environment based on product longevity and low maintenance.
Available in five colors, AZEK Pavers, which install up to three times faster than traditional pavers and use an innovative grid system, are used for patios, driveways and walkways, or to resurface cracked slabs, decks or balconies. AZEK Pavers are stain-, impact- and scratch-resistant.
AZEK's other low-maintenance goods include wood replacement products such as decking, porch planks, railing, house trim and mouldings, made from cellular pvc with sustainable advantages related to lifecycle and long-term sustainability. By using AZEK products, fewer trees are harvested and the lasting durability of its decking and trim products makes the need for replacement far less frequent. And, because the products do not require staining or painting for protection or performance, the release of VOCs into the environment is greatly reduced. For AZEK's decking product line, the easy cleaning aspect translates into less use of harsh chemicals.
About AZEK Building Products:
With more than 25 years of cellular pvc manufacturing experience, AZEK Building Products makes and markets premium, low maintenance exterior building products under the AZEK Brand such as AZEK Deck, the leading brand of low-maintenance decking, and AZEK Trim, the leading brand of low-maintenance trim. Other AZEK products include AZEK Mouldings, AZEK Porch, AZEK Rail and AZEK Pavers. All of these products offer tangible benefits as ideal replacements for traditional products in myriad outdoor uses. For more information about AZEK Building Products, call 1-877-ASK-AZEK (275-2935) or visit the AZEK website at www.azek.com. For the latest updates, follow AZEK on Facebook ( /azekbuildingproducts) and Twitter (@AZEKProducts).
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