Environmentally Friendly Recycled Outdoor Furniture

When it comes to choosing outdoor furniture, you really can’t go wrong with the environmentally friendly recycled furniture. The most common of this type of recycled furniture is made of post-consumer recycled plastic, meaning that it is comprised of recycled plastics, such as plastic milk jugs. Each type of outdoor patio furniture has its own particular benefits, and recycled furniture is no exception.


One of the main benefits of recycled furniture is that it requires virtually no maintenance or upkeep. It requires no sealant or special paint, and since it’s recycled plastic it won’t rot. Some prefer recycled wood furniture, which uses a mix of plastic and wood fibers, the latter of which don’t contain any toxic chemicals used as sealants and protectants on traditional wood furniture. This means that it contains nothing added that will break it down as time passes. Recycled wood and plastic furniture is also very weather resistant, capable of withstanding extreme weather of all types, from ice storms to extreme heat waves.

The recycled plastic that is used means it’s easy to clean, so if you have kids who like to get crazy with markers or crayons, all you need to do is wipe them off with a wet rag or a soapy sponge. Cuts, scratches, or other abrasions can also simply be sanded off, as can wayward paints. They can also be heavy enough to withstand wind, but light enough to easily move.

Finally, the best reason to use environmentally friendly recycled outdoor furniture is that you’re doing your part to help the planet, and we all know how desperately it needs it! You can find recycled patio furniture in all forms at a variety of stores, as well as various websites that focus specifically on patio furniture.

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Posted on July 17, 2012 at 9:00 AM