Are you looking for green building materials for your landscaping project? Rather than using traditional pavers made from non-green materials, you may want to consider eco friendly pavers from VAST Enterprises, LLC.
VAST is a material science research and manufacturing company headquartered out of Minneapolis, Minnesota. It transforms recycled rubber and plastics into beautiful environmentally friendly composite masonry pavers.
The company estimates that a 5000 square foot landscape installation diverts 2500 discarded automobile tires and 75,000 gallon sized plastic containers from US landfills. In 2008 VAST kept 1.2 million pounds of rubber and plastic out of waste dumps. Its pavers consist of up to 95% percent recycled material.
Their structural strength, durability, and 3″ x 6″ appearance in a variety of colors make them the perfect fit for green landscaping. The pavers come in a variety of functional styles, including permeable pavers and a lighter version suited for deck flooring.
From a green building materials perspective, pervious paving is the best way to go because you allow rainwater to naturally replenish subterranean aquifers instead of blocking it through impervious material. However you can still use an impervious version for small applications such as a walk path, so long as the ground around it permits rain to fall through.
Check out VAST’s website for more information, including how to buy.