Millions of pounds of plastic go into landfills every day. In 2021, Trex rescued more than 430 million pounds of plastic film slated for landfill and recycled it in our products. We partner with corporations, retail stores, consumers and others to proactively capture unwanted plastic film and upcycle it into beautiful Trex decking.
To produce our award-winning decking, we also use reclaimed wood, including wood dust, off cuttings, pallets and more. We partner with upstream and downstream wood product manufacturers such as lumberyards and sawmills to capture their waste. In 2021, we used more than 645 million pounds of reclaimed wood fiber in our products.
In addition to decking, we also make metal railings and other non-board accessories for our decking and staircases that also contain recycled content. In 2021, our railing products used at least 40% recycled aluminum.