We take our responsibility to the Earth's resources
seriously. No other deck membrane manufacturer has made the commitment
to the environment that we, along with our supply partners, have...and
will continue to make. Important points about DecTec's investment in
lowering our environmental impact are:
* Virtually 100% of ALL production waste derived from trimming, out
of spec material, start and end runs etc. is recycled back into the
various membranes and accessory items we manufacture. Thus, not only
saving tens of thousands of square feet of material from being deposited
into landfill each year, but also reducing our raw material inputs by
up to 15% annually!
* Durability and the proven long life-cycle of DecTec membranes further
reduce the burden on landfills as well as the destruction of both non
and renewable resources. Superior performance means our membranes significantly
outlast our competitors which in turn means less energy and raw materials
consumed during the buildings life due to replacement of inferior products.
As your Grandparents used to say...Do it right once...the first time!
* How does a product simply doing its job make it Green? As an integral
part of the building envelope, properly installed DecTec membranes protect
the structure from the damaging effects of water and wind driven rain,
thus reducing or eliminating the need to repair and replace other components
of the building which would result in more raw materials being consumed,
heavier landfill burdens and more wasted energy from production through
to transportation and installation. DecTec membranes are also low maintenance,
so there is no further painting or coatings to apply to maintain its
appearance or life span, further reducing raw material and energy charges
to the building.
Even though DecTec is manufactured to last decades,
what happens at the end of its long-life? We, along with our supply
partners, have made an investment in taking the next step of recycling
our membranes at the end of their useful life by purchasing state of
the art equipment to allow for large scale recycling of "experienced"
membranes. The result is an exciting opportunity to divert literally
tons of waste from our landfills and further reduce our consumption
of raw materials. The technology exists today, however our biggest challenge
is to develop the infrastructure required to make the program viable
- without placing an additional burden on the environment. We know this
will be a difficult task, but one we gladly accept and are meeting head
on...after all don't we all owe it to our future generations.
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