By CASSIE MCCLURE AND SUZANNE MICHAELS FOR SCSWA
Ever heard of “Everboard”? It’s a construction product made recycled plastics and cellulose fiber combined in a unique process to produce a thermal, air, and vapor barrier for roofing systems. For every 1,000 square feet of closed-loop roof Everboard, 800 pounds of recycled plastic and 1,200 pounds of recycled paper is used.
One of the speakers at the June 11th Regional Recycling Development Workshop in Albuquerque (hosted by the New Mexico Recycling Coalition and the National Recycling Coalition) was Bill Shepard, VP of Marketing at Continuus Materials, LLC, maker of Everboard. “We set out to not only create our roof cover board to capture and upcycle these materials, but have engineered it to be more durable, moisture and mold resistant than products currently available,” explained Shepard.