Tuesday, 24 May 2011

Recycled Plastic Lumber And The Environment


What exactly is recycled plastic wood? This is a product made from recovered plastic and can be used as an alternative for wood, concrete and even metal. It is said to be very good for recreational equipment such as camping materials and park seats and landscaping materials. In the paragraphs below, we are going to tell you the benefits that recycling plastic brings to our environment, so pay close attention.

Recycled plastic lumber can be used for a variety of purposes. First, it can be used for industrial purposes. This includes the construction of floors.

A Recycled Plastic Bench
Secondly, it can be used in making fences, flower vases and also garbage/compost bins for your home and garden. It can also be used to make benches for recreational parks, car stops, playground equipment and even informational signposts.

These lumbers have a number of advantages you should be aware of. This is especially true when it comes to the environment. First, they have a variety of colours which make them attractive and great for playground equipment since colours excite children.

This colour also keeps the environment in which they are in very beautiful. Secondly, a type such as the commingled recycled plastic lumber reduces the costs of sorting since the material they are obtained from is a remelted product. These savings can be diverted into other projects that are as useful to the community as large.

Also, they are well suited for support structures due to their strength and stiffness. It is the reason why most institutions are diverting to them in construction and more so due to the fact that they are long lasting.
Looking at the community and the environment as a whole what benefits does it have in relation to these? First, it is environmentally friendly in the sense that it is a product that is recycled plastic and considering the fact that they are highly pollutive products then this lumber is the best.

Secondly, it creates business opportunities. At the same time it is not a business that requires huge amounts of capital. Secondly, it assists in keeping the environment clean. This goes hand in hand with the fact that it saves the government the need to have huge amounts of money invested in creation of dumping sites. The other good thing about it is the fact that it does not need frequent replacement since it is very long lasting and it can be replaced at the end of its useful life.

It is therefore an aspect that most governments today are trying to turn to and especially in matters concerning resource and environment conservation. In the long run, it is an advantage to the community, the government and the environment at large. With the increased levels of changes in technology the purchase price of recycled plastic lumber is expected to reduce and the price of wood is likely to keep increasing. This is the more reason why many environment maintenance centres will keep recommending it as time goes by.

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