There are many benefits of switching from timber to recycled plastic. Firstly, recycled plastic absorbs no moisture, so it will never rot, split or splinter, no matter how damp the environment in which it’s used. As a result, replacement and refurbishment requirements are immediately reduced. Secondly, it requires no maintenance whatsoever, offering even more reductions to your total-life costs. Thirdly, it’s chemically inert, making it resistant to the growth of mould and algae and conferring a lower slip risk than timber equivalents. Its inert nature also protects it from degradation, making it safe for use in vulnerable ecosystems – indeed, it’s the material of choice for the Environment Agency and a number of conservation and wildlife organisations.
“Knowing that, once installed, the British Recycled Plastic Harewood benches not only look attractive, fit well with their surroundings, are maintenance free and are environmentally friendly, fulfilling all of our Parish Council key requirements given our strong focus on community, the environment and on sustainability.” – Martin Pearce, Chair of the Luttons Parish Council Environmental Working Group.