MINNEAPOLIS (Aug. 17, 2011)—As of July 2011, Vast Enterprises LLC had used more than 5 million pounds of recycled rubber and plastics to manufacture its paving products, the company said in a press release.
The 5-million-pound figure represents some 285,000 scrap tires and 8.5 million plastic containers Vast Enterprises has used in its operations, the company said. Because the embodied carbon footprint of Vast Composite Pavers is only 4 percent of the average for concrete pavers, the use of Vast pavers has also saved 68 billion BTUs of energy and prevented 22 million pounds of carbon dioxide emissions, it said.
Vast Enterprises' products include landscape pavers, permeable pavers for storm water management, roof pavers, and deck and patio resurfacing pavers.
The firm will exhibit its products at Greenbuild Oct. 4-6 in Toronto. Greenbuild is the world's largest expo devoted to green building techniques and materials, Vast Enterprises said.