But, isn’t PVC Bad for the Environment?
You may have heard that PVC manufacturing produces a lot of dioxins which are hard on the environment and contribute significantly to pollution, and this was once true, but things have changed–and are continuing to change–for the better. From 1987-2000, the amount of dioxins produced by PVC manufacturing went down by 90% due to new, green manufacturing regulations. This number continues to go down as PVC manufacturers come up with new innovative ways to make their product without causing harm to the environment.
How Our Products Fit in
OK Vinyl’s manufacturer, Homeland Vinyl Products, is committed to manufacturing PVC in the least harmful way possible in order to help preserve the environment. This means not only producing a low number of dioxins, but creating a well made, long-lasting product that does not contain harmful phthalates or lead (as many non-North American vinyl products do).
OK Vinyl fencing products are energy efficient because due to vinyl’s durability and aesthetics, vinyl outdoor living products do not require replacement nearly as often as most other outdoor building materials. Durability is a significant benefit for the environment because less energy and resources are needed to make replacement products.
Vinyl fencing allows for more resource conservation because PVC vinyl building products do not require the use of paint, stain, or harsh chemicals, and can directly replace other products that need the use of these treatments on a continuous basis.
Additionally, all PVC products are recyclable, so your PVC fencing never has to end up in a landfill.
Overall, a PVC fence is a good fencing choice that doesn’t harm the environment and does give you everything that you’re looking for.