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Ekoply outside of uK?

 
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http://www.slpw.co.uk/ecoply.php

This isn't "natural building" per we but I think these things would be great for stuff like coops/ movable pig houses/ etc. because they are waterproof, rot proof, and recycled which is a nice bonus. Does anyone know of anything like this outside of the UK. Specifically USA but they seem to be a smallish company taking direct orders and handling all the shipment and stuff themselves.
 
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Plastic lumber and plywood are simply solid waste disposal packaged in the manner that people will accept.

As they break down they give off many chemicals. And they do break down. I've been to yards where there are little bits of plastic all over the soil because of failed plastic lumber products.

I have demolished about 250 buildings and recycled the wood. I throw away the plastic lumber products.

There may be a good quality plastic product out there. Years of regular investigation have left me jaded.
 
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Sorry...I have to strongly...REALLY STRONGLY!!...second Dale's point...

Plastic is really just hideous stuff. It bonding to everything in nature including genetic codes of living things. We now can not ever really get rid of what this toxic gick has done to our world, as the conservative estimate it would take well over a billion years to just fully mitigate it...and even then it is believed it will still be part of the geologic and genetic record...

I have not found one product yet that ever lives up to its warranted claims and it seems that every time one fails the company is out of business that manufactured it or claims it was "mis application" by the contractor/DIYer.

Perhaps there is a place for these sheets in "form work" and related modalities...after that...straight to a clay seal land fill...Even then, it will be with us...
 
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Sounds like greenwash to me http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Greenwashing

Why not just use wood ?

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Cool! Thanks for the input sounds like a bad idea.
 
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