Going Green with Furniture Leisure!
Furniture Leisure is proud to provide high quality recycled plastic furniture from the finest USA based factories. Historically, agricultural plastics have primarily been either buried in landfills, burned on-site in the fields of individual farms or just end up as harmful pollution to our lands and oceans. Through advanced technology, post-consumer and industrial recyclables are repurposed into environmentally friendly high-density polyethylene (HDPE) lumber which is one of the most durable materials used in outdoor furniture today! Based on an industry estimate, 4.3 milk jugs goes into the production of one pound of recycled plastic lumber reducing the waste stream by giving a beautiful second life to these plastic containers.
The environmental benefits of recycling plastic produce less sulfur dioxide, landfill waste, carbon dioxide, and fewer dioxins. Recycled Plastic is a non-toxic material to humans, wildlife, and plants that lower the worldwide consumption of hardwood trees.
Recycled Plastic Outdoor Furniture from Furniture Leisure
Our recycled plastic furniture is crafted to look like wood and inspired after classic furniture styles with popular color options. The color is mixed throughout the lumber with a UV inhibitor to protect from harmful sun rays and ensure the table looks good for a lifetime. Furniture made from recycled plastic lumber is resistant against heat, cold, salt, mildew, acids, splintering, warping, and corrosion, while repelling undesirable pests such as termites and rodents. You can leave recycled plastic furniture outdoors all year round without any worries! Our recycled plastic furniture has stood the test of time and is found in places like national parks, school playgrounds, waterparks, zoos and more!
We offer the following products made from heavy-duty recycled plastic material:
Contribution Toward a LEED Certification
Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) is a certification program developed by the non-profit U.S. Green Building Council to give acknowledgment, tax exemptions, and government grants to businesses and homes that build, operate and maintain their property off energy-efficient or recycled products. Green buildings are awarded points based on several credited categories, which includes integrative thinking, energy and atmosphere, water efficiency, materials and resources, location and transportation, sustainable sites, health and human experience, regional priority, and innovation. By using recycled materials such as metal, paper, and plastic that would reduce landfill waste to establish and furnish a structure, while also incorporating the best in green technology like energy and water saving advancements, a business or homeowner can qualify for one of the four LEED certification point levels. The LEED program is available for new or existing building renovations, commercial interiors, schools, healthcare facilities, homes, and neighborhood developments.
Recycled plastic furniture won’t grant a LEED certificate solely on its own, however, it can contribute points to achieve credit system goals. Help your organization earn points to be LEED certified by purchasing recycled plastic outdoor furniture and "go green"!
Other Worldwide Uses of Recycled Plastic for the Green Effort
CNN reports that Indian Dr. S. Madhu of the Kerala Highway Research Institute has formulated a road surface that includes recycled plastic. Aggregate, bitumen (asphalt) with plastic that has been shredded and melted at a temperature below 220 degrees C to avoid pollution. This road surface is claimed to be very durable and monsoon rain resistant. Apparently, the plastic has been sorted by hand, which is economical in India. The test road used 60 kg of plastic on 0.5 kilometers long by approximately 8 meters wide two lane road. Each kilometer of one land road would need 60 kg of plastic trash.
If the US annually uses 100 million metric tons of plastic it could pave 1 and 2/3rds billion kilometers of single lane road this way.
In Israel, successful trials have shown that plastic films recovered from mixed municipal waste streams can be recycled into useful household products such as buckets.
The white plastic "peanuts" used as packing material are often accepted by shipping stores for reuse.