Manufactured from over 90 percent recycled content, Protect-All utilizes a process that fuses together remnant industrial-strength vinyl into one monolithic piece. Most importantly, this process keeps millions of pounds of vinyl waste out of landfills annually.
Protect-All specifically includes vinyl from the roofing and automotive industries. But the story doesn’t end there. Oscoda Plastics offers a Take Back Program. The program accepts clean, post-installation remnants and overages and recycles them for use in other products.
Sustainability is fundamental in all areas of the company. Distributors and architects may return samples, trade show flooring will always find a new home, and the water used to cool extruders is part of a closed-loop process. Even pallets, screws, cardboard and metal components are recycled.
The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) is a non-profit organization commited to expanding sustainable building practices. The USGBC is a committee based, member driven and consensus focused. The USGBC developed the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Green Building Rating System. For additional information about the USGBC, go to www.usgbc.org.
LEED is a voluntary, consensus-based, market driven (green) building rating system which evaluates environmental performance from a whole building perspective over a building’s life cycle, providing a definitive standard for what constitutes a "green building." LEED is a third party certification program and the nationally accepted benchmark for the design, construction, and operation of high performance green buildings.
The LEED rating system is organized into five environmental categories:
Each category has numerous credits which projects can "achieve" or "earn" points. Once a building has achieved a LEED rating it is known as a LEED "certified" building.