Submitted by Vinyl Sustainability Council
December 20, 2021 /CSRwire/ - The Vinyl Sustainability Council (VSC), a self-funded business council advancing sustainability in the vinyl industry, presented its inaugural 2021 Design for Reuse Award at its annual meeting to The AZEK Company, of Chicago, Illinois for its TimberTech AZEK® Landmark CollectionTM decking.
“TimberTech AZEK’s new Landmark Collection decking was designed with recycling at end of life in mind,” said Jay Thomas, Executive Director of the Vinyl Sustainability Council. “This is a perfect example of design for reuse that is necessary to increase the recycling rate of vinyl building products.”
The Vinyl Sustainability Council’s Design for Reuse Award recognizes vinyl products purposely designed for disassembly, recycling, or reuse at the product’s end of life.
The AZEK Company’s TimberTech AZEK® Landmark CollectionTM
The AZEK Company is the industry-leading designer and manufacturer of beautiful, low maintenance, and environmentally sustainable outdoor living products, including the TimberTech AZEK Landmark Collection decking. With a reclaimed wood aesthetic, the Landmark Collection launched in February 2021 and is made entirely from synthetic material, approximately 50% of which is recycled PVC. Through research and development and controlled product chemistry, the product was formulated specifically to ensure post-use recyclability.
For homeowners weighing their decking options, choosing the Landmark Collection means choosing a beautiful, long-lasting and low-maintenance option – without compromising the environment. In fact, homeowners choosing TimberTech decking over wood have helped save over 3 million trees since 2001.
“We are proud to accept this award from the VSC and in alignment with our core value better today than yesterday, we’re going to continue our work to create innovative, beautiful and high-performance outdoor living products that help build a more sustainable future,” said Amanda Cimaglia, AZEK’s Vice President of ESG. “We lean into innovation to create products that people love, while diverting hundreds of millions of pounds of waste and scrap from landfills each year.”
About the Vinyl Sustainability Council
The Vinyl Sustainability Council (VSC), founded in 2016 in partnership with the Vinyl Institute, is a council created to advance the vinyl industry’s efforts in addressing sustainability. The VSC is a collaborative platform for companies, organizations, and other industry stakeholders to come together to create a sustainable development path for the industry. For more information, please visit vantagevinyl.com/vinyl-sustainability-council.
About The AZEK Company
The AZEK Company Inc. (NYSE: AZEK) is the industry-leading designer and manufacturer of beautiful, low maintenance and environmentally sustainable outdoor living products, including TimberTech® decking and Versatex® and AZEK Trim®. Consistently recognized as the market leader in innovation, quality and aesthetics, products across AZEK’s portfolio are made from up to 100% recycled material and primarily replace wood on the outside of homes, providing a long-lasting, eco-friendly, and stylish solution to consumers. Leveraging the talents of approximately 1,700 employees and the strength of relationships across its value chain, The AZEK Company is committed to accelerating the use of recycled material in the manufacturing of its innovative products, keeping millions of pounds of waste out of landfills each year, and revolutionizing the industry to create a more sustainable future. Headquartered in Chicago, Illinois, the company operates manufacturing facilities in Ohio, Pennsylvania and Minnesota, and recently announced a new facility will open in Boise, Idaho. For more information about TimberTech, visit TimberTech.com. For more information on The AZEK Company and its full line of products, visit azekco.com.
The Vinyl Sustainability Council (VSC) is a voluntary organization that is taking a leadership role in bringing the industry together to advance sustainable performance throughout the vinyl value chain. Based on a stakeholder materiality assessment, the VSC focuses its efforts in three impact categories identified by industry stakeholders: Landfill Diversion, Health and Safety and Emissions. Together VSC members are establishing baselines and determining goals to track and report on the vinyl industry’s progress.
The VSC launched +Vantage Vinyl, the US industry’s first-ever sustainability brand that verifies VSC member companies that are making sustainability advancements within each of the impact categories. +Vantage Vinyl verified companies are verified by an independent third-party and are award the use of the +Vantage Vinyl mark to signify they are contributing to the industry goals and reporting their progress on an annual basis.
VSC membership includes, and is open to, companies and organization throughout the viny/PVC value chain including: resin, compound and additive manufacturers, vinyl product manufacturers, extruders, recyclers, equipment manufacturers, distributors, and retailers.
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