For a low-maintenance seating option that is also good for the environment, you can’t go wrong with our commercial recycled plastic park benches. These environmentally friendly products are made out of recycled milk jugs and other plastic products, undergoing a unique transformative process to create a high-quality, durable material for commercial use. Our recycled plastic benches resemble natural wood but don’t have any of the maintenance issues associated with wood benches, such as painting, splintering, or refinishing. These long-lasting benches will maintain their attractive appearance for years, making them perfect for both outdoor and indoor use. Contact the Furniture Leisure staff today to learn more about this high-impact seating option.
In a time when more and more people are carefully considering their impact on the environment, why shouldn’t your commercial or municipal seating options set a positive example? With the help of recycled plastic benches, you can promote the impact of recycling in your local community while providing patrons with comfortable, low-maintenance seating. From portable backless park benches to beautiful Mission-Style designs, commercial recycled plastic park benches can serve as the perfect match for bus stops, bike trails, restaurants, public gardens, and other commercial areas.
One of the top reasons recycled benches are growing in popularity is their unmatched durability. Plastic lumber used in quality benches is made from post-consumer HDPE and LDPE plastics, such as milk jugs, detergent bottles, and plastic bags. The materials are cleaned, processed, and treated with UV inhibitors to create a sturdy composite material designed to withstand sun, rain, snow, and temperature extremes.
Recycled plastic is impervious to moisture and resists fungal decay, and it won't warp from moisture absorption like traditional lumber. This makes it an ideal choice for outdoor settings. The material is also resistant to rust and corrosion. These benches can endure years of use without cracking, peeling, or requiring paint touch-ups.
Another advantage of recycled plastic benches is that they require very little ongoing maintenance compared to other materials. There is no need for periodic sanding, staining, or re-painting to keep plastic benches looking like new over time. A simple soap and water wash is all that's needed to keep them clean.
Plastic won't absorb stains from food, drinks, oils, or paint like wood can either. Graffiti wipes right off the surface with solvents. The color runs throughout the entire thickness of recycled plastic lumber, so scratches and chips are barely noticeable. This saves public spaces and businesses time and money on care and upkeep.
When choosing new outdoor benches, recycled plastic allows for design flexibility. Benches can be custom fabricated into any style, from traditional to modern. The lumber can also be formed into curved, rounded edges for unique styling.
Plastic lumber is available in a variety of color options, often containing up to 35% post-consumer recycled HDPE plastic. While many of our plastic benches are designed to look like cedar wood, they are also available in several other colors, including green, gray, and brown.
The standout benefit of recycled plastic park benches is certainly their eco-friendliness. The production process diverts plastic waste from landfills and gives it new life in durable, long-lasting furniture. It takes approximately 140 two-liter bottles to manufacture one recycled plastic bench.
Most quality plastic lumber contains 96% recycled content. It's also fully recyclable at the end of its useful life to produce new plastic products. Compared to virgin plastic, recycled plastic consumes 88% less energy during production. The manufacturing process emits 67% fewer greenhouse gases. Recycled plastic benches help public spaces and businesses showcase their commitment to sustainability. Parks, schools, golf courses, and more are choosing recycled benches as an earth-friendly solution.
Another key advantage is the durability and long-lasting nature of the benches. Plastic does not rot, rust, crack, or splinter, making it a safe and hassle-free option for public places. You can expect a recycled plastic bench to serve you well for many years to come.
The range of available designs and finishes is another significant advantage. Our collection of outdoor furniture includes benches with thick recycled plastic slats and black powder-coated steel frames, for example, which perfectly combine elegance with strength. Alternatively, you can choose black recycled plastic bases for a more affordable option. In terms of installation, our bench products come with surface and inground mounting options, making it easier to securely lock them into position.
Plastic benches are highly versatile and can be an excellent seating choice for both outdoor and indoor settings. Suitable locations include public parks, schools, golf courses, zoos, gardens, aquariums, transportation hubs, retail spaces, restaurants with patios, hotel pool areas, apartment complexes, recreation centers, libraries, museums, locker rooms, and more. Their durability makes them ideal for high-traffic public spaces that need sturdy seating options requiring minimal maintenance over years of use.
A common misconception is that recycled plastic is more expensive than traditional materials. Upfront costs are similar for wood, metal, and standard plastic benches of comparable size and quality. Recycled benches are an excellent investment for public spaces such as parks and gardens. Not only are they eco-friendly, but they also offer sustained durability and reduce maintenance costs.
Plastic benches offset their initial price over decades of use with virtually no maintenance costs. Recycled plastic is resistant to rot and pest infestations, unlike premium wood grain. Owners save money in the long run thanks to their durability and longevity.
At Furniture Leisure, our outdoor recycled plastic benches are made from milk jugs and other select plastic products to create a sturdy seating option that looks just like natural wood. By using recycled products, these benches make use of materials that would otherwise be thrown away and added to landfill waste. Best of all, the benches themselves can be recycled when they reach the end of their lifespan, further helping the environment!
Recycled plastic garden benches are also surprisingly easy to maintain. Recycled plastic does not need to be stained, finished, painted, or repaired, making it the ultimate low-maintenance bench. These benches aren’t susceptible to common issues that can damage wood benches, such as splintering, wood rot, or pest infestations. Our benches use a special UV protection process to prevent fading and sun damage. Combined with a powder-coated metal frame that resists rust and corrosion, you can have peace of mind knowing that these outdoor furniture pieces will maintain a high-quality appearance for years to come.
Recycled plastic benches are a lightweight, cost-effective seating solution that requires little maintenance and can often come in a range of colors to match the aesthetic of the space. Additionally, they are an eco-friendly choice, helping to reduce global waste and promote "green" practices. In contrast, wooden benches can be costly over time as they require regular upkeep. To avoid damage from the elements, it is common to sand, stain, or repaint yearly and replace boards that have fallen apart due to wood rot. For these reasons, recycled benches may be a better option for busy commercial venues or parks with limited time and budget.
If you’d like to learn more about how recycled plastic benches can help you create an environmentally friendly community, feel free to contact the team at Furniture Leisure today.
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