Source: NewWood Newsletter, Summer 2011. NewWood has just shipped the first of its composite panels made of 50% recycled plastic and 50% recycled wood. And in the process, they’ve breathed new life into a town by employing residents of an area in Washington state that has been affected by chronic unemployment.
Utilizing wood and plastic waste from local landfills, NewWood is making “Better materials to build a better world.” According to CEO John Bowser, NewWood makes for superior building material vs. plywood because it’s “waterproof, insect and bacteria resistant, and easy to use. And, of course, it’s eco-friendly.”
NewWood’s patented PressAire technology allows them to take what’s been literally tossed-away and transform it into sustainable boards that could fundamentally transform how hundreds of products from containers to buildings are made. It’s made from 100% recycled material