Berliner Seilfabrik playgrounds are made for generations — built to last for decades to bring movement not just to our kids, but to their kids also; therefore addressing sustainability in the interests of future generations. To achieve an optimum of sustainability, playgrounds have to be long lasting investments. Berliner Seilfabrik make their play structures last for decades, which makes replacements less necessary, thus saves resources. A large percentage of their playgrounds installed before 1980 are still in use, still safe, and still fun to play on. Berliner Seilfabrik uses Aluminum made from 85 percent recycled pre-and postconsumer material. The steel they use to build our durable playgrounds is made from 70% postconsumer recycled steel. Berliner Seilfabrik production has been PVC free for more than a decade. They take every step in the ‘cradle-to-cradle’ process seriously and ensure that the total carbon footprint of their products is as small as possible.
As BCI Burke creates great playgrounds for children to play on today, they never lose sight of the importance of preserving the precious resources they and future generations will need in the future. To achieve ISO 14001 Certification, BCI Burke put an environmental system in place with specific policy commitments, which include complying with all environmental laws and regulations.ISO 14001 is the cornerstone of the groundbreaking series of standards set by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO), and it is the only framework that provides for third-party certification.
Henderson's modular playgrounds are composed primarily of galvanized steel tubing, HDPE plastics, and PVC-free coated-steel decks. They are guaranteed to last a minimum of 25 years. And at the end of their long life, steel and HDPE plastic are easily recycled. In fact, recycling your scrap steel generates money that you can put toward the purchase of your next playground. Henderson makes it a priority to use recycled, recyclable, and renewable resources wherever possible. Not to mention the reduced consumption that takes place in Henderson's lean manufacturing facilities. Henderson is always on the lookout for smarter materials and manufacturing methods to help reduce waste and lower the carbon footprint of their products.
As part of their commitment to sustainable communities, Landscape Structures has partnered with Global ReLeaf®, a program of American Forests, to plant trees around the globe to offset the carbon produced in the manufacturing of our playstructures. These include PlayBooster®, PlayShaper®, PlaySense® and Evos™.
Sustainability and safety are two of the hottest trends in the building and playground industries today. PlayPower LT Farmington, Inc., which produces the commercial playground equipment brand, Little Tikes Commercial, is now making it easy for builders, owners and communities to meet their green and safety goals. The company has announced a host of new certifications that can help customers comply with sustainability and safety requirements. PlayPower LT Farmington, Inc. proudly adheres to the highest green and quality standards possible. When customers purchase the Little Tikes Commercial brand of products, PlayPower LT Farmington, Inc. can now offer points toward Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED™) certification. PlayPower LT now meets both the ISO 14001 and the OHSAS 18001 standards.
Progressive Design Playgrounds designs and manufactures state-of-the-art and environmentally friendly commercial children's playground equipment and recreation site furnishings. Each Progressive Design Playgrounds play structure is created through a unique process of transforming tens of thousands of recycled milk containers into 100% HDPE (high-density polyethylene) recycled plastic lumber (RPL). By replacing conventional playground materials with this futuristic plastic, each play structure saves anywhere from 10 to 20 trees and effectively utilizes millions of recycled milk containers each year that would otherwise be filling up precious landfill space.