What's so good about HDPE lumber?

Environmentally friendly, cost efficient, resistant to mould - what's not to love about HDPE lumber. Our new Eco White chairs are made from HDPE lumber and we couldn't be more excited about adding this product to our range. Here is what you need to know about HDPE lumber so that you can see why we love it so much!

  1. HDPE lumber is environmentally friendly: It is made from recycled high-density polyethylene retrieved from recycled water bottles, milk jugs, detergent bottles and other plastic containers. It saves space in landfills because it is made of post-consumer recycled plastic. It reduces the demand for wood lumber, thus saving forests, and it can be seen as fighting climate change by reducing the demand for trees, which filter the harmful greenhouse gas carbon dioxide. The material reduces soil and water degradation by reducing the use of pressure-treated wood from which harmful chemicals can be released.
  2. HDPE lumber looks like wood, but is better: While it closely resembles wood lumber, it is denser, heavier and more flexible. It does not require waterproofing, staining or painting.
  3. HDPE lumber doesn't rot: It is extremely resistant to mold, bacteria and mildew. It does not absorb water, so it will not warp or rot. The material is maintenance-free even in extreme weather conditions.
  4. HDPE lumber is cost efficient: Because of the material's unique characteristics, furniture built with HDPE plastic lumber can be expected to cost less over its lifetime than the same project made with wood. HDPE lumber does not deteriorate at the same rate as wood, and it does not require maintenance.

So, when considering which chair to buy, take a look at our Eco White chair, made from genuine HDPE lumber.

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