- Design products that are made with materials that come from and can safely return
to nature or be re-used in industry.
- Use rapidly renewable or renewable materials or recycled content.
- Designate the product as a technical or biological nutrient.
- Have an end of use safe biological or technical nutrient plan.
We start with the bark of trees that is recycled logging industry waste. Every tree has a disposition such as saw mills for furniture substrates, plywood and laminates. Trees are not cut for the purpose of harvesting bark. These trees would have been cut without the bark ever being used.
Appalachian forests have been designated “sustainable” within the specific parameters of growth to removal ratio over the past 50 years by the US Forest Service Inventory. Yellow poplar is widely dispersed across the bulk of the Appalachian chain and can be the dominant species in many areas.
At the end of the product’s usefulness (up to 80 years for exteriors and unlimited in interiors), Recycling Centers have a Demolition and Construction Recycling Infrastructure for reutilization. The waste is a clean biological nutrient that builds soil or creates energy if used in a bio-burner.