About 120 000 household plastic packaging containers a month are now being diverted from going into landfill. These are mainly bottles and other packaging materials made from HDPE, PP and LL/LDPE plastic types, and which are now thankfully ending their lives as a garden bench or an outdoor table, as a chair or even sometimes as a waste-bin, rather than as litter or to be buried in the earth. This Western Cape initiative is set to grow even further in the months and years ahead.
Patio & Garden Furniture
Buying cheap garden furniture and outdoor products is not always a saving. Wood needs regular maintenance and will eventually need to be replaced. At NewLife Plastics, we pride ourselves on manufacturing eco-friendly outdoor furniture, decking, pallets and other products from 100% recycled packaging. Our products are maintenance free, durable and long lasting, stronger and denser than wood and are available in a variety of colours. In simple terms – we are using your bottle caps, milk bottles, cosmetic tubes, jars, etc. to recycle up into a product that will last a lifetime. Not only are you doing something constructive for the environment but you are investing in furniture that looks as good as traditional wooden products, without the maintenance.
Our feedstock is made up entirely of this recycled packaging. From this, we extrude poles and planks to create a sustainable plastic wood alternative that can be used in a number of different applications including outdoor decking, balustrades, walkways and jetties, garden furniture and industrial pallets.
More importantly, by purchasing our products, you are mitigating your personal or company’s consumption of plastic packaging waste.
“For Two” – 2-seater picnic set
Our range keeps on expanding! Our brand new 2-seater picnic set is a winner. Perfect for the smaller garden, patio or balcony, the picnic set can be free standing or set up against a wall or railing. The perfect size for enjoying your morning coffee whilst reading your weekend newspaper!
CONSTANTIA BENCH WITH STORAGE
A special request from an eco-friendly client prompted us to design and manufacture this super special 3-seater bench with storage drawer. The storage section is on rollers for easy access and fully lockable, although not water proof, it is an ideal storage area for cushions.
A total of 124kg of plastic packaging waste was used to build this bench and drawer – this is equal to 4 years and 9 months worth of plastic for two people, plastic that would have otherwise found it’s way to the dump site.
Materials used are of the highest quality ensuring our products are long-lasting and maintenance-free. We only use plastic packaging waste and do not use any fillers such as sawdust and wood which means our product will last well over 60 years – a lifetime!