The Recycled Plastic Furniture industry is one of the fastest growing and most creative industries in the UK. And so it should be!
Recycled Plastic Facts
World consumption of plastic is about 100 million a year according to WRAP (Waste Resources Action Programme), 75% of that ends up in landfill sites.
According to government and industry estimates, up to 30% of landfill contains plastic waste.
It takes up to 400 years to break down.
Here in the UK we only recycled about 24% of the 5 million tonnes of plastic we use a year, even though ALL plastic is recyclable.
Germany recycle 44% of their waste plastic.
75% of UK plastic waste goes straight into landfill.
This is scandalous when you consider that one recycled plastic bench can use 1000 recycled plastic milk containers.
Government aims to send zero % of plastic waste to landfill by 2020.
Choosing a Recycled Plastic Furniture Product From the UK Helps the Environment
Better use of waste plastic will require the cooperation of both individuals and industry, and you can help, both by buying recycled plastic products as well as pressuring your local authority and local businesses to recycle more.
The Practical and Economic Advantages of Recycled Plastic Furniture
Using recycled plastic in the form of recycled plastic furniture saves you time and effort
Recycled plastic furniture will last for decades without any maintenance
However wet it gets, recycled plastic furniture will never rot
Never requires painting or toxic chemicals to preserve it
Stays looking good continuously throughout its long and productive life
Saves you money - Taking into account the need to start maintaining wooden furniture after 2 years and inevitably replace the item after about 7 years, recycled plastic furniture is up to 80% cheaper than sticking with the traditional wooden variety
At the end of its life, or if you just want a change, it can be recycled all over again
Besides the obvious ethical and moral reasons for using recycled plastic, and the convincing economic advantage, it's clear that Recycled Plastic Furniture really is the best outdoor furniture you can buy.
A traditional style Picnic Table, but not made from wood though often mistaken for it. These picnic tables will never rot, crack, or splinter. Made from Plastic Wood manufactured from recycled CD cases and old coat hangers. Colours are UV protected against fading, are non-absorbent, hygienic and easy to clean. Remove graffiti with WD40 and ultra fine wire wool. Perfect for anyone wanting the aesthetics of wood but none of the maintenance issues.
A beautiful 3 Seater Garden Bench made from British Recycled Plastic. Fully assembled. Manufactured from recycled CD cases and old coat hangers. Does not warp, crack or splinter and no surface splinters for little fingers. The UV protected colours are embedded in the plastic during manufacture, so no need for painting. A unique maintenance free garden or recreational area bench.
These Synthetic Wood Tongue and Groove 100x18mm boards come in various colours such black, light oak, mahogany, cedar, white, pebble grey and anthracite grey. And have the highest level of UV protection. Great for gates and gate inserts.