All AVCON® products are 100% recyclable if they ever need to be removed & discarded. Furthermore, their aluminum railing systems are made using remelt/recycled metal. AVCON® products are manufactured for durability and long term use, eliminating the need for frequent replacement. AVCON® thermoplastic products NEVER need painting or finishing, therefore NEVER omits additional toxins into the environment. All AVCON® thermoplastic products are manufactured in the USA and raw materials are purchased locally, therefore no excessive transportation is used in making their products.