Recycled Plastic Lumber

Another alternative to the dreaded pressure-treated lumber and formaldehyde-bonded plywood is to get rid of the wood altogether. Canadian company Renew Resources (their motto: "saving one tree at a time") sells a range of building materials that can replace lumber for decks and even plywood in a lot of uses, made from 100% recycled plastics. They even market their plywood substitute as the perfect surface for skateboard parks.

From a style point of view, decks made from plastic lumber will never have the charm of real cedar decks, but it is certainly looking better and safer than PT lumber. ::Renew Resources by [LA]