TimberTech by AZEK announced today that its Advanced PVC Decking line was named as a winner in Good Housekeeping’s 2023 Sustainable Innovation Awards.
The Good Housekeeping Sustainable Innovation Awards recognize brands that are producing products in smarter, more sustainable ways, offering innovative solutions that simplify making greener choices at home and support homeowners in living a more sustainable life.
“This decking proved extremely durable and low-maintenance in our tests, thanks to TimberTech’s material science expertise and capped-polymer technology,” says Dan DiClerico, director of the Home Improvement & Outdoor Lab at the Good Housekeeping Institute. DiClerico also noted that TimberTech’s decking is one of the most aesthetically pleasing wood-alternative decking products to have come through Good Housekeeping Labs.
TimberTech Advanced PVC Decking delivers a realistic wood look with unparalleled performance. Plus, it is sustainably made from approximately 60% recycled content, making it more environmentally sustainable over its lifecycle than both composite decking and traditional wood decking, including exotic hardwoods like ipé, according to the results of our life cycle assessment studies.
TimberTech’s Advanced PVC Decking features unbeatable moisture resistance, fade resistance, and a barefoot friendly surface that is splinter free and slip-resistant. A better choice for fire zones, TimberTech’s Advanced PVC collections pass tests for slowing flame spread, offering a Class A Flame spread rating, WUI compliance, or both. The TimberTech Advanced PVC line is manufactured with post-industrial and post-consumer waste such as old vinyl siding from homes, PVC pipe and window trim and is recyclable through AZEK’s FULL-CIRCLE Recycling program at end-of-life.
“It is an honor to have TimberTech Advanced PVC decking recognized by Good Housekeeping as a leader in both innovation and sustainability. Engineered using mainly recycled plastics to deliver an unrivaled
combination of real-wood aesthetics, durability and low-maintenance, TimberTech products are backed by leading warranties and outperform wood every time,” said Sam Toole, AZEK’s chief marketing officer. “Not only have our products saved the equivalent of three million trees since 2001, but together with
our parent company, AZEK, we diverted approximately 500 million pounds of scrap and waste from
landfills in fiscal year 2022 alone. We have a goal to use one billion pounds of waste and scrap each year by the end of 2026, and the recognition from independent organizations like Good Housekeeping further validate that we can and will revolutionize our industry to create a more sustainable future.”
The Good Housekeeping Institute Labs pros and sustainability field experts evaluated product submissions on energy, water, and waste reductions, recycled content, and recyclability as well as
corporate social responsibility efforts, and more. Over the span of several months, the products were also tested firsthand on factors like ease of use, comfort, durability, and product efficacy during intended use to ensure that they would perform in real life. The full list of award winners can be found on https://www.goodhousekeeping.com/home-products/a42959481/sustainable-innovation-awards-2023.
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