Axion makes the ties from plastic bottles and landfill waste and says they are cost-effective.
ECOTRAX™ simply outperform traditional railroad ties. They are virtually impervious to the elements; will not rust, splinter, crumble, rot, absorb moisture or leach toxic chemicals into the environment; and are completely impervious to infestation by insects. ECOTRAX™ ties offer a lower lifetime cost than traditional materials. Installing ECOTRAX™ requires no special tools or training.