Bedford Technology’s Environmental Initiative: Conserve, Protect & Provide | Bedford Technology

Last year marked the 20th anniversary for Bedford Technology. A lot of change and growth happened in that time that helped mold Bedford Technology into the leading manufacturer of structural recycled plastic lumber. It didn’t just happen overnight, small adjustments, innovative thinking and a customer-centric mindset made this achievable.  

While Bedford’s processes, procedures and products may have adapted to better suit the ever-expanding construction market, a few things have remained the same; our core values of innovation, advanced technology and conserving the environment. These values drive the company forward, and one focus for 2019 is to continue to conserve and protect the environment and encourage sustainability practices.

 

Bedford Technology Raw Material

The raw material that Bedford Technology uses to manufacture structural plastic lumber is sourced from post-consumer and post-industrial recycled plastic. Instead of sending extra plastic to the landfill to pile up and pollute our world, Bedford Technology puts this material to better use; by engineering this material into a life-long product that outperforms traditional building materials like wood, metal and concrete. Not only is the material sourced from recycled plastic, it is also itself recyclable.

 

Manufacturing Process

Oftentimes, the manufacturing process that produces plastic products can take a toll on Mother Nature. For example, when manufacturing or burning PVC (Polyvinyl Chloride), dioxins are released into the air, which are highly toxic pollutants that can harm humans, animals and the environment.

Bedford Technology offers many product lines that are engineered using three different manufacturing processes: Hard Tool, or molded, Continuous Extrusion and Multiple Extrusion (Multi-X). All processes are efficient and use the least amount of natural resources as possible. The end-result is an environmentally-friendly building material that is engineered to last and can withstand harsh weather conditions.

 

LEED by USGBC

One way that Bedford Technology is helping encourage sustainability initiatives is by offering environmentally-friendly building products. Purchasing and using Bedford Technology construction materials are simple and effective ways to implement sustainability practices into your company and can score projects points using the LEED Rating Systems. One rating system awards points for meeting certain building material requirements including recycled content, resource-efficient manufacturing processes and recyclable material.   

Sustainability practices encourage reducing water usage, conserving natural resources and in turn, improves air and water quality because less chemicals are emitted into the air that can harm the environment. Companies who implement sustainability practices are helping protect our ecosystems and natural habitats and Bedford Technology is proud to be one of those companies.

 

Additional Resources:

Green Construction Materials

Giving Back to the Environment

Corporate Social Responsibility

 

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