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Go Green

Quaker State Construction knows how important helping the environment is and supports our customer’s desires for eco-friendly building materials. Many of the name-brand manufacturers share that same concern – That’s why many of the products we use are considered a green alternative.

Below are just a few of the reasons why our products are a good choice to help create not only great living space but an eco-friendly one as well.

[Download the Trex® & LEED® Green Building Rating System™ (.PDF)]

Recycling Facts

  • Trex keeps some 300,000 tons of plastic and wood scrap out of landfills every year.
    • That comes to about 600,000,000 pounds saved annually
  • NO TREES ARE CUT DOWN for the purpose of making Trex. Our wood comes from:
    • Reclaimed wood from woodworking operations
    • Used pallets
    • Sawdust (300 million pounds a year)
  • Trex recycles all forms of polyethylene.
  • Trex is one of the largest plastic bag recyclers in the United States.
    • Grocery/Retail/Drug Stores
      • 7 out of every 10 recycled grocery bags in the U.S. end up at Trex (about 1.5 billion per year)
    • Industrial Accounts
    • Agricultural Operations
    • Food & Beverage Plants
    • Government Agencies
    • Colleges & Universities
    • Bulk Pellets/Flake & Densified
  • Our manufacturing process is as green as our final product.
    • Trex trailers used to transport wood dust utilize vegetable-based oil hydraulics
    • Our proprietary processing method eliminates smokestacks
    • Factory runoff/refuse is recycled back into the manufacturing line
  • As much as possible, Trex packaging is made from recycled paper and plastic.
  • We regularly seek out third-party audits to make sure we’re continuously improving our green practices while meeting all environmental, health and safety guidelines and regulations.