Plastic Lumber Phases In as CCA Phases Out

I saw your recent article “CCA Phaseout Relatively Smooth” (


Vol. 13, No. 2) and wanted to comment that, in addition to ACQ and copper azole, another group of products has seen a resurgence due to the CCA phaseout. Our company is involved in the manufacture and distribution of products, including dimensional lumber, sheeting, and several landscape items, made from recycled plastics. We’ve seen a big increase in calls since the CCA announcement and expect to see a big growth in our industry as the treated-wood industry sorts itself out.

John Jansen

Wishbone Industries, Ltd.

Langley, British ColumbiaEditors’ Response:

Thank you for reminding us of this. Recycled-plastic lumber and wood-plastic composites are indeed excellent replacements for CCA-treated wood, especially for decking, as we have long pointed out in EBN

. (For more on these products, see “Wood-Plastic Composite Lumber Taking Off,” in EBN

Vol. 11, No. 3.)

Published April 1, 2004

(2004, April 1). Plastic Lumber Phases In as CCA Phases Out. Retrieved from https://www.buildinggreen.com/op-ed/plastic-lumber-phases-cca-phases-out

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