Modernize Old Playground Equipment
If you have older playground equipment made from wood, you likely are looking for a way to update it. But in many communities, local citizens are attached to older playgrounds and resistant to replacing them entirely. You need solutions that can help you please everyone—modernizing equipment to protect kids and minimize maintenance, while maintaining the look and feel that your community members love.
Update Your Playground
You can easily update your play equipment while satisfying the desire for a classic play experience by replacing old lumber with recycled HDPE poly lumber. This tougher, long-lasting, durable alternative will not stain, splinter, crack or rot. It's completely waterproof and will never mildew, mold or grow bacteria.
Plastic lumber is available in a wide variety of colors and textures, so you can choose a natural-looking wood color and texture to maintain your existing playground's look, or you can update it with a completely new aesthetic.
Also available in a broad variety of sizes and thicknesses, plastic lumber is easy to handle and can be cut, sawed or drilled like traditional wood, making it easy to keep your traditional playground while improving safety and repairing problems.
Recycled HDPE poly lumber is also a great solution for departments, agencies and organizations that aim to be as environmentally friendly as possible.
Sourced from post-consumer and post-industrial recycled high-density polyethylene (HDPE), plastic lumber is manufactured from recycled plastic, and it is recyclable itself, helping you keep material out of landfills. You can even find certified closed loop manufacturers, which means material waste created during the production process is used for additional products, in addition to using recycled products to create new items. Ask your manufacturer about buy-back programs as well. When your play equipment's useful life is up, you might be able to send it right back to the manufacturer, who can recycle it into new lumber to keep that material out of the waste stream.
While you're updating your play equipment, you can also consider replacing lumber in other site furnishings, such as park benches and picnic tables. Sourcing your plastic lumber from the same source will give you the ability to maintain a consistent aesthetic.
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