Resysta, the Non-Wood, Wood

(c) Max Strang Architecture

Resysta is an attractive, sustainable, and non-plastic alternative to wood.  With the look and feel of wood, Resysta is very durable, water-resistant and most comparable to the typically unsustainable, tropical hardwoods; however, it contains no wood.  Suitable for decking, cladding, interior wall cladding or marine applications, Resysta is flexible enough for all projects.

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By |May 9th, 2011|Materials, Modern design, Recycled|8 Comments

Straw Bales Used for Pop-Up Structure

Productive Building is a recycled and recyclable building system concept that was recently demonstrated for the construction of Greenhouse, a temporary, and entirely waste free, restaurant on the waterfront in Sydney, Australia.  The Productive Building system is an intriguing and fast way of creating a building with steel, straw bales, and simple interior and exterior finishes.

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By |May 4th, 2011|Recycled, Retail|4 Comments

High Recycled Content NewWood

In addition to dRain Joint, I also noticed this 100% recycled-content board called NewWood at the National Green Building Conference & Expo in Salt Lake City.  The “wood” is actually a composite of recycled plastic and recycled wood that is locally sourced and manufactured in Elma, Washington.

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By |May 4th, 2011|Materials, Recycled|5 Comments

FSC Reclaimed Teak by IndoTeak Design

California-based IndoTeak Design has what it calls “the greenest teak products on the market.”  Its FSC-certified, post-consumer, recycled teak products — flooring, paneling, siding, and decking — come from Indonesian structures up to 300 years old.  IndoTeak also offers a unique, patchwork-painted Balinese boat wood, reclaimed artisan teak cabinets, and other beautiful custom wood products.  IndoTeak provides competitive pricing and matches competitors, assuming the same quantity and quality.

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By |April 25th, 2011|Materials, Recycled|8 Comments

Vibrant Recycled Tiles from California

San Jose-based Fireclay Tile, manufacturer of a recycled-content line of ceramic tiles called Express, has another line called the Debris Series.  This line includes several patterns with up to 112 colors, and the company just released six new field pattern tiles (shown above) that can be made to order in under four weeks.

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By |April 12th, 2011|Materials, Recycled|2 Comments

Decking with 95% Recycled Content

It may only be mid-February, but I imagine some of you are already planning Spring projects.  If any of those involve decking perhaps Advanced Environmental Recycling Technologies has a recycled content material worth using: MoistureShield.  The company just announced that certain lines of MoistureShield contain 95% total recycled content, as verified by ICC-ES.

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By |February 15th, 2011|Materials, Recycled|1 Comment