What is eWood?
eWood® is just one of the innovative products made from recycled printer cartridges. eWood® was first created by Close the Loop®, the resource recovery partner for the C4PA program and began its journey by winning an episode of ABC TV's New Inventors program. It has been used in a multitude of applications throughout Australia, from garden beds to retaining walls to outdoor furniture to aquaculture to farm fencing.
It is manufactured by eWood SolutionsTM in Victoria which is owned and operated by Close the Loop and Futuris Automotive Interiors (Australia). eWood® itself is the result of a patented process that makes use of Australian recycled plastic materials collected through the ‘Cartridges for Planet Ark' program. It is 100% Australian, 96.2% recycled plastic and 100% recyclable.
eWood® benefits are numerous and only start with it's environmentally important role in closing the loop on plastic recycling in Australia.
eWood® is the perfect material for the outdoor Australian environment for so many reasons:
- No leaching or rotting
- Naturally UV resistant
- Immune to fungal and termite attack
- Built tough to last
- Easy to assemble and stack
- Maintenance free
- Award winning
- 20 year warranty
Raised Garden Beds (RGB) for example are a natural choice for the use of eWood®. Garden beds, especially vegetable garden beds, need to be chemical free areas that are both user friendly and safe. eWood® fits the bill as no harmful chemicals will leach into your soil, nor will it warp, splinter, rust or deteriorate over time.
A standard three-tier RGB is made from the plastic of 180 recycled cartridges!