We turn milk jugs into playgrounds!
We recycle milk jugs and turn them into plastic lumber. Then use it to build the structure of our play equipment – decks, posts, & framework.
Learn more about our Recycled Structural Plastic™ (RSP)!
At Play Mart, we are continually implementing sustainable practices in our product and work environment. We build our playground equipment with Recycled Structural Plastic™ lumber, made in-house from recycled plastic. We invest in our team at Play Mart and periodically contribute our products or resources to impoverished areas of the world. We love educating youngsters about responsible living and recycling through school tours of our manufacturing plant in Kentucky. Our sustainable practices are tangible reflections of our mission.
Much of our manufacturing waste and office waste is recycled. Scraps and cut offs of materials used in manufacturing are reground for extruding plastic lumber or sorted for recycling elsewhere. By internally recycling we have cut our use of plastic in half and saved millions of pounds of plastic from going in the landfill. The end result is that roughly 50% of our RSP is from internally recycled material. We source recycled office supplies and environmentally-friendly cleaning products.
Green Building Standards:
Environmentally conscious building standards have become the norm, and Play Mart’s playground equipment can contribute towards overall points in rating systems such as USGBC’s LEED, CHPS, NGBS and others. Contact your Play Mart Sales Representative for more information.
* …“sustainable development is development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.” Sustainability presumes that resources are finite, and should be used conservatively and wisely with a view to long-term priorities and consequences of the ways in which resources are used.” In simplest terms, sustainability is about our children and our grandchildren, and the world we will leave them.
* UN World Commission on Environment and Development