Mutual Materials & Sustainability
For more than 100 years, Mutual Materials has worked hard to become the Pacific Northwest's leader in masonry and hardscape manufacturing. During this century, we have made the commitment to manage our Company operations with an eye to best management practices. Through our action as a company we intend to influence in a positive and unmistakable way the communities in which Mutual Materials customers and employees live and work. Our products create a single source solution for our customers, meeting their environmentally sustainable projects. Additionally, we believe it is important to share with our customers the environmental benefits of our manufactured products.
Sustainability in our Products
Mutual Materials was founded on one of the world’s oldest green products. Produced from clay, shale, and water, brick has a lifespan over 100 years, making it one of the most sustainable building products. And with sustainability comes durability. Brick’s composition makes it fireproof, insect-proof, and resistant to wind and water. Brick is also 100% recyclable, emits virtually no pollutants, and contributes to energy savings by being a natural insulator.
Permeable paver systems filter stormwater directly back into the soil preventing runoff from carrying pollutants into our storm drains. Their structural integrity combined with their functionality makes them an ideal choice for reducing pollution, erosion, and heat-island effect in roads, parking lots, ports, and driveways.
Click the image below to see a video about the functionality and benefits of permeable pavers.
Segmental Retaining Walls
Our retaining wall block plants all employ the use of crushers to recycle all excess materials and defective product, grinding it up into fine aggregates for use in future product. Because of these actions some of our segmental retaining wall blocks may contain up to 15% recycled material.
To the left we have several case studies citing examples of how our products were able to make our world a little greener.
Our Sustainable Practices
Our Products and LEED Points
Our 2012 Sustainability Report