Environmental Green FYI's

Get to know A.E.R.T.'s unique recycling process with a few green FYI's:

  • MoistureShield composite wood decking and accessories are made with:
    • 38% post consumer recycled content
    • 57% pre-consumer recycled content
    • 95% total recycled content
  • No new trees are cut down to make MoistureShield Composite Decking.
  • Conserves resources for the future.
  • We are concerned with skyrocketing gas prices as much as you. Our process saves 1 million gallons a year.
  • Not only does a 12´ x 12´ MoistureShield deck save 110 gallons of gas, but it also reduces greenhouse gas by 619 lbs. CO2 equivalent.
  • The plastic and wood A.E.R.T. recycles annually is comparable to taking 54,000 vehicles off the road.
  • LEED for Homes (v1.11a) awards points to projects for using Environmentally Preferable Products like MoistureShield® Decking.
    • Section MR2-B provides 0.5 point for including a deck containing 25% post consumer recycled content.
    • Double Points: USGBC staff have suggested that builders request an additional 0.5 point for innovation and going beyond the requirements based on MoistureShield’s high post-consumer recycled content.

What Goes Into MoistureShield Composite Wood Decking

MoistureShield’s parent company, Advanced Environmental Recycling Technologies, Inc. (A.E.R.T.), located in Springdale, AR, is a leading plastics recycler and manufacturer of green composite building products. Our state-of-the-art 70,000 square-foot plastic recycling facility washes, cleans and separates polyethylene food packaging and wrapping films for the raw materials in our decking products. Even the building itself is designed with LEED certifications, with no storm water discharged from the site and no potable water, used in the manufacturing process. The energy efficient design includes a habitat for protected species and low emissions. It’s why the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency awarded us with the EPA Region 6 “Partnership for Environmental Excellence” Award.

Pre-Consumer Wood Resources

Kiln dried Red Oak Mill Waste

Waste Pallets and Construction Debris

Post-Consumer High Density Polyethylene

Milk Jugs

Grocery Bags

Detergent Bottles

Pre-Consumer High Density Polyethylene

Pallet Wrap

Food Packaging Waste

Green & Recycling Awards

  • Plastic Recycling Award - Society of Plastics Engineers - 2007
  • Global Plastics Environmental Conference - Plastics recycling - 2007
  • Corporate Recycler of the Year - Recycling Coalition - 2005
  • Green Building Conference Special Appreciation - 2004
  • Partnership for Environmental Excellence Award - EPA - 1999
  • Partners of Parks Environmental Contribution Plaque - 1999
  • Wood Award - Sierra Club - 1995