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Innovative new green building products and materials from the mountain region: Product spotlight

Updated: Sep 16, 2022

Mountain region companies pioneer developments in green building materials

5280 Recycling Solutions

At the 2021 USGBC Live event, four mountain-region organizations discussed their innovative new green building products and materials. Discover three of these new materials in this slideshow.


Recycled post-consumer waste drywall

Proving that blending drywall with plastics is not only possible but also that this combination can be repurposed into something useful, Colorado-based 5280 Recycling Solutions is currently constructing a facility in Brighton, CO to manufacture this new material in the form of full-size pavers. Featuring a 10,300-psi compression strength and 99% water resistance, the material will also be used to produce retention walls and decorative planters, and a sheet product aimed at rivaling backer board is also on the horizon.

Visit https://5280recycle.com for more information.