When considering outdoor furniture the benefits of recycled plastic far outweigh the traditional timber alternative. Considering both financial and environmental factors, recycled plastic is considerably superior to its timber or metal equivalents.
Historically plastic is an extremely useful and versatile material. However, it is often stigmatised for its association with everyday litter. In the last 30 years plastic has grown to become an essential part of modern life, we now use approximately 20 times more plastic than we did 50 years ago. Traditional materials are increasingly being replaced with recycled plastic because it does the job better, cheaper, using less energy and water and emits lower levels of CO2 in its production.
Plastic is largely manufactured from oil, therefore it should be treated as a precious resource and not merely a nuisance in our landfill sites. Unlike many other products, plastics can be recycled several times, for countless applications, so it is important they are not wasted.
Here at NBB Recycled Furniture, we manufacture all of our products from 100% Recycled High-Density Polyethylene (HDPE). Typically used to manufacture everyday products such as water bottles, plastic bags and bottle lids. When recycled it is an extremely hardwearing, versatile material that makes an excellent replacement to wood for multiple reasons. See the table below that compares the key advantages of using recycled plastic, compared to timber.
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