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Is composite decking eco-friendly?

Is composite decking eco-friendly?

Posted by adrac on January 25, 2022

Composite decking is normally the go-to option for anyone who’s looking to create a stylish garden that’s also super sustainable. But many customers may wonder just how eco-friendly composite decking can be when it’s still a man-made product.

We totally understand all the questions that people may have about this type of decking, so keep on reading to find out more about how eco-friendly composite decking really is.


What is composite decking made from?

Composite decking is made from wood fibres, HDPE also known as high-density polyethylene plastics and bonding agents. It has the appearance of wood but is much more low maintenance.

Along with this type of decking being much cheaper than traditional wooden decking, it also is a much better alternative for the environment.

Wood-plastic composite products, like our decking at Deckorum, were designed to solve the issue of timber demand, and the whole recycling process.

Composite decking from most companies is made of up to 95% recycled materials. So you can comfortably feel that your garden will look great while also being good for the environment.


How does composite decking compare to other decking materials?

Not only is composite decking itself very sustainable, but it also outperforms the other most popular decking materials when it comes to being better for the environment.

Here are the two most popular materials, and how they stack up against composite decking:




Many consider wood the best option for decking. And many may also think that it’s pretty eco-friendly when it’s sourced sustainably because it will naturally biodegrade over time.

However, trees are normally cut down and transported across the globe to make decking which contributes hefty greenhouse gases.




PVC is made entirely from plastic, so will not always be recyclable when your decking comes to the end of its useful life.

The manufacturing process that goes into creating plastic is also not very good for the environment. Because it requires many different greenhouse gases.

PVC is by far the worst material for decking when compared to all other options.


Composite decking

When compared to the two most popular options for decking, composite materials are by far the most eco-friendly.

These boards are made of recycled material yet still maintain the longevity and durability of some of the other popular materials. It making our go-to solution for any garden makeover.