Since the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) was enacted in 1990, the signage industry has almost exclusively used acrylic plastic for ADA compliant signs. While plastic is cost effective and chemical resistant, it is derived from fossil fuels and difficult to recycle after being made into signage.
In U.S. commercial buildings alone, at least 243 million pounds of plastic ADA signs are in use today. As existing buildings are renovated or torn down these signs will be tossed into a landfill for future generations to deal with.
Green Dot Sign® was founded to address this challenge.
Because our office signs are made of real, responsibly harvested FSC® wood they are about 99% biodegradable and renewable by weight. Additionally, every sign reduces plastic consumption by 250 grams versus a traditional ADA sign.
THIRD PARTY RESEARCH ON SUSTAINABLE SIGNS
To learn more about Green Dot sign ecological benefits and the sources behind our claims, read “The Case for Green ADA Compliant Signage,” our White Paper researched and written by an environmental scientist.