Plaswood recycled plastic raised flower beds

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Raised Flower Beds Circular & Crowd Pleasing Solution

Plaswood™ Delivers a Circular and Crowd Pleasing Solution for Raised Flower Beds

A collaboration project between Berry Global’s Plaswood™ business, and ecological transformation specialist Veolia has resulted in the installation of Plaswood™ plastic lumber raised flower beds outside Arsenal Football Club’s Emirates stadium, which have been manufactured in part from recycled seat covers from the stadium.

The project provides an excellent example of plastics’ role in the circular economy, demonstrating how products can be given a useful second life and avoid being sent to landfill.

The used seat covers were collected by Veolia and delivered to the Plaswood™ recycling facility in Dumfries, Scotland where together with other waste plastic they were shredded, reprocessed and remanufactured into high quality recycled and recyclable plastic lumber. The material provides a durable, long-lasting and low-maintenance solution for the new raised bed structure.

Plaswood™ is not only weatherproof and moisture repellent, but it is also resistant to oils, acids, and alkaline solutions, making it a good long term reliable solution that will retain its structural integrity whilst reducing maintenance costs many times over, when compared to timber material. The long service life properties along with material stability and its attractive appearance are particularly important for their prominent positions around the Emirates Stadium.

Just as important, the plastic lumber does not require painting or chemical treatment, because neither the weather nor environmental conditions can damage the highly resistant and durable material.

“The effective recycling of plastic into new products supports companies’ drive towards a circular economy and net zero, and these are also key commitments of Berry’s ongoing sustainability strategy,” commented Katherine Lorek, Plaswood’s Sales Director.

“In addition, this latest project demonstrates the versatility of Plaswood™ in providing practical and aesthetic solutions for a variety of outdoor garden and landscaping applications.”