Tropical Hardwood and Recycled Plastic Lumber (RPL) each have their uses. Specifying no-maintenance Recycled Plastic Lumber makes it easy and cost-effective to go Green.
Recycled Plastic Lumber (RPL)
You can stop contributing to climate change while saving money with maintenance-free recycled plastic backed with a 50-year limited warranty. By selecting recycled plastic lumber for your order, you will be preserving the world’s rainforests, the cooling lungs of the earth, while creating a sustainable market for post-consumer and post-industrial plastic waste.
Recycled plastic lumber ( RPL) doesn’t absorb water, is stain and fade resistant, and maintenance-free. It will look far better than natural hardwood after just a few years.
Natural Tropical Hardwood
If you do order natural hardwood with DeepStream’s trademark anodized aluminum extrusions, unlike carpenter-built planters, you know that your purchase will last for decades and not waste this precious resource.
All natural tropical hardwood planters will turn a light gray color and show stains and mold spots if not treated with a waterproofing and UV protector several times a year. This treatment will make all wood darker over time.
Given the time and expense necessary to keep natural hardwood looking good, and the damage done to the rainforests to harvest it, versus the “set and forget” ease of using recycled plastic lumber, you should give serious thought to which you will select for your project.
Click here for a detailed comparative blog about planter design, materials, forms, and why we build our planters with a structural aluminum frame so we can offer a Lifetime Structural Warranty when fiberglass planters offer 1 – 3 years.
For every product DeepStream’s American craftsmen create for our clients using wood or recycled plastic lumber, we plant between 50 and 100 trees in your honor through Trees For The Future. By mid-2021 our program has planted more than 500,000 trees. Their Forest Garden program has many positive benefits for the earth and its people, in addition to planting trees. For more information follow this link: Trees.org