First, recycled plastic lumber is versatile. Not only is it perfect for construction work that involves water or marine products, it can also be used in other applications. It is shock resistant, which makes it the perfect material for applications where the end product is exposed to earthquakes or constant tension. This is why they are currently being used for railroads. Recycled plastic lumber are also available in a wide variety of colors which are available to whatever purpose the customer has in mind. If mixed with a minimal amount of waste paper product, the surface of the recycled plastic lumber often becomes less slippery, and a more natural matte finish.
Second, recycled plastic lumber is sustainable and durable. Because it uses recycled plastic materials, it is definitely better for the environment that other materials such as wood. In fact, because of the growing concerns in some countries, particularly the United States, over the proper disposal of materials such as creosote-treated wood, more and more members of the construction industry are turning to the growing potential of recycled plastic lumber. This material is also durable, as have been pointed out by its use in the railroad industry. It laos does not require a lot of maintenance work. Research has pointed out its viability for use in other residential and commercial construction work.
Third, recycled plastic lumber is resistant to so many of the problems that usually plague traditional construction materials. It is nontoxic and nonporous which means that it can be used in marine applications. It does not succumb easily to cracking, splintering, and peeling the same way that wood does. Furthermore, because it is artificial, it will not be a vulnerable to destruction caused by insects, barnacles, and bacteria. In fact, it is even currently being used in playgrounds, parks, and gardens. Recycled plastic lumber is a sustainable and viable alternative for most of the materials that we are using in construction today.