You’ve reduced the amount of stuff you buy, and you recycle what you can, but do you go that next step and make a point to buy products made from recycled materials? A little online research can lead you to find most anything you need or want made from other people’s recycled trash. Patio furniture is a good example.
Recycled patio furniture can certainly be made from reclaimed wood or with bits and pieces salvaged from retired patio furniture. But, recycled plastic is a better choice for outdoor furniture. Furniture made with recycled plastics, such as that which is produced by Poly-Wood, has exceptional resistance to corrosive substances, oil and fuels, insects, fungi, salt spray, and other environmental stresses. The furniture does not absorb moisture, so there is never a worry about rotting, splintering, or cracking. Poly-Wood’s recycled furniture pieces resist all harsh weather conditions, and they never need to be painted, stained, or water proofed. It doesn’t hurt, either, that this recycled patio furniture is stylish, sturdy, and comfortable.
Recycling your plastic bottles and containers is only one part of the process. Making the effort to buy products made from recycled materials is another crucial piece of the process that some consumers overlook. Luckily, it’s getting easier to find recycled products, like patio furniture, and the variety of products available is increasing. According to Earth911’s Plastic Recycling Facts, the plastics recycling business has grown significantly in the past few years. In fact, “more than 1,600 businesses are involved in recycling post-consumer plastics.” Using products made from recycled plastics ensures that a hefty chunk of those milk jugs, water bottles, and food containers from which we can’t seem to escape are put to good use.