In 2020, plastic usage and pollution has been discussed heavily in the press and has become a global concern for consumers. The Mayfield Group are proud to have been ahead of the curve, we have been working to reduce our plastic wastage by “Pushing the Green” for years. We are leading the way in producing recyclable decking for a healthier planet.
Our deck boards are made from up to 80% recycled uPVC. We use recycled materials in our products as a conscious measure to improve our environment as we value the world that we live in. Using recycled materials means that we are helping to reduce the production of new plastics. Another reason we opt to recycle is to that sourcing materials uses less energy than sourcing and importing virgin materials. Using recycled materials does not affect the quality in any way and they carry the same structural benefits as virgin materials, so we believe that there is no reason to not be using recycled materials when creating decking.
Using recycled materials is important and can be extremely beneficial to the environment – if these materials are used responsibly. By determining the materials used to make decking products we can establish if they can be successfully recycled. The good news is that many polymers that go to making decking products can be 100% recycled. The bad news is that when other materials (such as wood fibres, flour, dust) are introduced into the polymers to make composites these products are no longer recyclable and will likely end up on a landfill!
The materials used to make our popular Hampton and Focus decking are up to 80% recycled and, most importantly, fully recyclable. While there are many suppliers that use more recycled materials in their decking, does it matter to the environment if these decking boards cannot be recycled?
In 2018, BALI (British Architect Landscape Institute) reported there to be in excess of 100 companies supplying decking products, other than timber in the UK. These products are made by a range of materials including uPVCs, composites and WPCs. As the fore-founders of uPVC decking, The Mayfield Group want to lead by example and continue to develop new eco-friendly decking boards and accessories with careful consideration towards the environment.
Recyclable Decking: The Mayfield Guarantee
When purchasing a sundeck from The Mayfield Group, our customers can be assured that they are investing in top quality, eco-friendly, fully recyclable decking products with the very best ‘green’ credentials. View our Environmental Statement to discover more about our stringent production process.
Q: What steps has The Mayfield Group taken to address plastic usage and pollution?
A: The Mayfield Group has been working to reduce plastic wastage by using up to 80% recycled uPVC in their deck boards, aiming to produce recyclable decking and contribute to a healthier planet.
Q: How does using recycled materials in deck boards benefit the environment?
A: Using recycled materials in deck boards helps reduce the production of new plastics and requires less energy compared to sourcing and importing virgin materials. It also maintains the same structural benefits as virgin materials.
Q: Can all materials used in decking products be effectively recycled?
A: Not all materials used in decking products can be successfully recycled. While many polymers used in decking products can be 100% recycled, the introduction of other materials like wood fibers can render composites non-recyclable.
Q: What distinguishes The Mayfield Group’s Hampton and Focus decking in terms of recycling?
A: The Hampton and Focus decking from The Mayfield Group are made from up to 80% recycled materials and are fully recyclable, emphasising their commitment to both using recycled materials and ensuring their products are environmentally friendly.
Q: How does The Mayfield Group’s approach to recyclable decking differ from other suppliers?
A: The Mayfield Group aims to lead by example by developing eco-friendly decking boards and accessories with a focus on the environment, standing out from the many suppliers in the market.
Q: What assurance do customers get when purchasing sundecks from The Mayfield Group?
A: Customers who purchase sundecks from The Mayfield Group can be confident that they are investing in high-quality, fully recyclable decking products with strong environmental credentials, as emphasised in The Mayfield Guarantee and their Environmental Statement.