It's the lazy environmental activist's dream: outdoor lounge furniture that works to clean up the oceans while you relax sipping your pina colada on the beach. Too good to be true? Actually this is one of those rare times where you can have your cocktail and drink it too. It turns out the latest in high end outdoor patio furniture is a line of eco-friendly chairs, tables, lounges and rockers all made from recycled plastic bottles. The best part: the furniture is well designed, beautiful and lasts for many years.
Ever Wood Outdoor Patio Furniture. Called Ever Wood, this innovative eco-friendly patio furniture is created from recycled plastic lumber (also called RPL or polywood) using an extrusion process that replicates the look and texture of real wood. Post consumer recycled HDPE containers such as water, soda, milk or detergent jugs comprise 90-100% of this furniture. They get transformed into a super durable, heavy and rigid board stock that looks like real solid wood but can withstand outdoor abuse from rain, snow, ice, sun and salt water.
An Elegant Solution to the Problem of Plastics Disposal. Consider that:
- Americans use 2.5 million plastic bottles every hour and most of these are thrown away
- Plastic garbage thrown into the ocean kills an estimated 1 million sea creatures every year
- Plastic trash does not biodegrade
Two geniuses, Doug Rassi and Mark Phillabaum looked at these facts and saw a plentiful source of raw materials to make outdoor furniture that's virtually indestructible. Just like our plastic trash, their brainchild- polywood patio furniture does not deteriorate due to weather, insects or moisture. It doesn't rot, splinter or crack. Sadly, plastic trash will be around forever but on the bright side, that's what enables Ever Wood outdoor poly furniture to sport a lifetime guarantee. Environmentalists take note. Cleaning up the beach has never been so sweet!