green PVC alternatives

green PVC alternatives

Green alternatives to the widespread use of PVC materials can be found in many building products. Clay, cast iron, and high-density polyethylene replace PVC piping. Wood, acrylic, and fiber-cement boards replace vinyl siding. Electrical insulation can be replaced with low-density polyethylene. Sheathing can be replaced with halogen-free, low-density polyethylene. Roofing can be replaced with soil and grass, or light metal. Natural biomaterials such as wood and bamboo, as well as ceramic composite tiles, can replace PVC flooring. Biofiber and polyethylene can replace PVC wall coverings. PVC window and door frames can be replaced with wood, fiberglass, and aluminum. PVC carpet fibers can be replaced with recycled biomaterials and natural fiber backing. See also: Biomaterials
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