And, of course, our products are just as easy on the planet as they are on your pocket. We’ve done a full life cycle analysis to compare the carbon emissions associated with our products to those from brand-new plastic; the results show that 66% less carbon is emitted by our products than by virgin resin. It’s more difficult to get accurate figures comparing our plastic to timber as there are simply too many variables at work – the species of timber, how and where it’s been grown, how well it’s been cured, etc. – but it’s fair to say that some commercially grown softwood has an outdoor lifespan of as little as five years (and even less when fully submerged in water).
When compared to the 25-year guarantee that all our products carry, the benefits over timber are clear.
When you choose British Recycled Plastic lumber planks for your aquatic environment, you’re choosing the market leader in this sector. We’re trusted by a wide range of large organisations such as National Trust, Environment Agency, RSPB, Wildlife Trusts and Conservation Volunteers to supply a safe, durable and long-lasting alternative to traditional construction materials. Our products will not only help you to reduce your maintenance requirements and drive down your total-life costs, you’ll also be helping us to reduce the mountain of UK plastic waste, piece by piece. All of our products are made from 100% UK-sourced, recycled plastic and each one gives the equivalent weight of waste plastic a useful and enduring second life, saving it from landfill or burning.
Anna Hamshaw, one of the team involved in refurbishing a pond dipping platform at Filey Dams, said: “My colleagues and I oversaw this project from designing it, using recycled plastic to ensure durability, to getting quotes, ordering materials and building it. We’re happy with the finished product and the service from British Recycled Plastic was excellent.”