AERT AT A GLANCE
Founded in 1988, AERT was one of the first polyethylene recyclers in the U.S.
A Green Technology Driven Company with 14 Patents and 6 Patents Pending
Proprietary Recycling Process Allows Utilization of Significantly Contaminated
Polyethylene While Maintaining Industry Leading Finished Goods Quality Proven
3 Revolutionary Eco-Friendly Green Product Lines: ChoiceDek, MoistureShield,
Eco Product Development – Deck Tiles, MoistureShield FR, Next Generation
Recently Completed Construction of Revolutionary LEED Certified Plastic Recycling and Manufacturing Facility
Recipient of Numerous Recognitions and Awards Including the U.S. Environmental
Protection Agency Region 6 Environmental Excellence Award
About AERT: Since 1989,
AERT (OTCBB:AERT) has pioneered the use of recycled polyethylene plastic in the
manufacture of composite building materials. With its constantly evolving
portfolio of patented and proprietary recycling technologies, AERT has been
widely recognized as a leader in resource conservation innovation and received
the EPA Award for Environmental Excellence for its process of converting scrap
plastic to composite outdoor decking. AERT converts reclaimed plastic and wood
fiber waste into quality outdoor decking systems, fence systems, and door and
window components. The Company is the exclusive manufacturer of
ChoiceDek decking, which is available in multiple colors and is sold in Lowe's
Home Improvement stores nationwide. See
http://www.choicedek.com for more
information. AERT's MoistureShield decking program has achieved national
distribution with products now available throughout the U.S. See
http://www.moistureshield.com for product information or to find a regional
distributor or dealer. AERT operates manufacturing facilities in Springdale and
Lowell, Arkansas and recently commenced operations at its Green Age recycling
facility in Watts, Oklahoma.
AERT's Green Mission
The Importance of AERT Recycling
Q. Why is recycled material environmentally preferable to virgin material?
A. Manufacturing new products with recycled raw materials conserves
energy, reduces pollution and waste, creates jobs, and lowers cost when compared
to manufacturing those same products with virgin raw materials.
Process Reduces Waste
AERT Green decking products are the modern solution to building or replacing
AERT products do not require painting or sealing to maintain their natural
beauty and textured wood grain appearance.
As environmentally preferable products, AERT products are made with over 90%
recycled content which can help building projects achieve LEED certification.
Here are some examples of the positive energy and environmental impacts created
by AERT, Inc. through the use of recycled materials to manufacturer its Green
Wood Recycled - 87,450,000 Pounds Per Year
Plastic Recycled - 71,550,000 Pounds Per Year
Total Landfill Reduction - 159,000,000 Pounds Per Year
Landfill Savings Equivalent - 21 Football Fields Stacked 10 Ft. High
Greenhouse Gas Savings - 165,360 MTCO2E Per Year
Energy Saved by Recycling - 3.13 Trillion Btu Per Year
Gasoline Equivalents Saved by Recycling - 596,159 Barrels Per Year
Using AERT decking to build a 12' X 12' deck saves the energy equivalent of 110 gallons of gasoline due to its
recycled polyethylene and wood content.
AERT Reduces Greenhouse Gas
A 12 Ft. x12 Ft. AERT deck reduces greenhouse gas by 619 lbs. of CO2 equivalent
over a deck constructed with virgin materials.
The wood and plastic recycling that AERT does each year has the equivalent
impact of taking 54,162 passenger vehicles off the road.
AERT Reduces Waste
AERT recycles millions of plastic grocery bags and milk jugs together with other
plastic waste material each year.
Each 12 foot AERT deck board contains the equivalent of 889 recycled plastic
grocery bags or 92 recycled milk jugs.
Recycing Creates Jobs
Recycling Lowers Cost
In most cases, the use of recycled materials lowers manufacturing cost for
similar products regardless of the industry (paper, steel, glass, plastic,
AERT Receives National Awards and Recognition