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7 Ways that YOU can Celebrate Earth Day!

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What Impact Does Recycling Have on the Environment?

The question 'how does recycling help the environment' does not have one simple answer. There are many ways that recycling helps and even the smallest step can have significant results.

While we are all very aware that we 'should' recycle, it is not always clear 'why' we should recycle. Is there really a significant benefit in putting a soft drink can in a recycle bin and not just throwing it out with the trash? If we better understand what the benefits of recycling are and how does recycling help the environment - the more inclined we will be to embrace recycling as a natural and important part of life.

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Get Free Benches for Your City Parks

A bench can transform any area into a welcoming sight for people. These decorative and highly functional outdoor pieces of furniture can be placed practically anywhere, from a little extra space outside a building’s entrance to a small patio adjoining a facility to sidewalk at a strip mall.

Outdoor benches basically serve two purposes. First, conveniently placed benches provide a place for people to sit and relax before going inside or when waiting to be picked up. This is especially appreciated by the elderly and people who have to wait more than several minutes. Second, benches can add to the aesthetic value of a facility and improve the appeal of the property.

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12 Recycling Days of Christmas

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What a Stinky Mess!!

Anyone that has ever had a baby and changed diapers can understand what I mean by "What a Stinky Mess!" And those that have babysat an infant or even been nearby when an infant was changed out of a soiled diaper! Wow, can that stink!

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The decay of timber structures

(Re-posted from http://britishrecycledplastic.blogspot.com/2013/07/the-decay-of-timber-structures.html)

An article in Landscape News (the official journal of the British Association of Landscape Industries) has highlighted a worrying acceleration in the decay of timber structures that has been noted across the landscaping industry.

Softwood timber in contact with the ground is rotting well inside the anticipated lifespan of the product. These installations coincided with a change in legislation regarding wood preservatives. Modern day preservatives are based on copper and other biocides. These replace more industrial products such as chromated copper arsenates (CCA) sold up until the early 2000s. Since this transition, anecdotal evidence suggests that some timbers are rotting within 3-4 years.

Best practice from timber suppliers can ameliorate this problem by conditioning the timber in a kiln before preservatives are added, thus ensuring the correct moisture content, but this approach is not widespread and much softwood on the market is now prone to premature rot.

Note from Polly Products:

Using recycled plastic lumber eliminates the problem of rot, decay, or splintering, saving significantly on periodic treatment and replacement costs. We manufacture all of our products out of 100% recycled plastic for a more durable and cost effective alternative to other materials that are robbing our environment of our valuable natural resources. ”Green Products for a Green World” is our contribution to the saving of our planet. Polly Products are versatile and stylish and are found in schools, hospitals, parks, trails, sports and recreation facilities. Our craftsmen create and fabricate products that are shipped worldwide. Click Here to view our online flip page catalog of Econ-friendly products.

 

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The Recycling Journey of the Plastic Beverage Bottle

SOURCE: http://plasticsmakeitpossible.com/2011/10/the-recycling-journey-of-the-plastic-beverage-bottle/

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7 Ways to Save Money Recycling

7 Ways to Save Money Recycling

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Staying GREEN on the Fourth of July!!

This Fourth of July, make sure you and your fellow party goers remember to keep Mother Nature in mind while you celebrate.

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Answers to some of our Frequently Asked Questions

How do you anchor the product down?
Polly Products does not require you to anchor your bench/table down. It is the customer’s preference. We do sell an anchor kit that is appropriate for many applications, including attaching to concrete. The brackets are L-shaped and screws are included to mount it to the legs of your product (or the side slats on the trash and recycle containers). If you are securing it to concrete, you would purchase concrete bolts at your local hardware store and use them to attach through the L-brackets into the concrete.

How does the product hold up in heat & cold?
All of our products are made of Polyethylene which is ideal for outdoor use. The Polly Products formulation will withstand cold without cracking and heat with negligible increase in flexibility. Some of our larger picnic tables tops are reinforced underneath with powder coated aluminum tubing for extra stability. We have a client that uses are benches near the beach and the salt and sand whip at them daily. This client informed us recently that the benches are still in the same great condition as when they were first purchased!

Will your product warp?
The product must be placed on a level surface to assure no warping occurs. Placement is important! Individual bench and table slats rarely warp if assembled correctly.

Can you power wash the product?
With caution; high-powered power washers with a concentrated tip may cosmetically damage the product. A fan tip is highly recommended. Experiment on the underside until the correct amount of pressure and water focus is achieved without causing cosmetic damage.

How safe is the product?
100% Polyethylene is a very earth friendly plastic. It is the same plastic as the gallon milk jug from your refrigerator. Plastic takes hundreds of years to decompose so buying recycled plastic products keeps that plastic out of our country's landfills.

Can you paint the product?
We do not recommend painting. There are color additives that are molded into the product. No staining or painting is needed. Due to the nature of plastic, paint would most likely NOT stick and would peel and flake off almost instantly.

Can we machine the plastic?
Plastic is very similar to wood when machining. For high production applications consult with the supplier of your cutting tools for proper tools and feed rates. For simple cutting, drilling and routing, regular wood working tools will work well. It is not recommended to plane.

Why the Color Variance?
Color variance is common in our operation as we use recycled materials. Most continuous suppliers use wide spec virgin plastics and can control the colors better. We remain honest with our claims of a recycled plastic product. We can strive to get a color match with what we have to work with.

How can I see the product in different colors?
We update our website often and will be adding more pictures with a wider variety of the colors we offer. You can also request free color samples to see the different colors available.

Bench Components and Plastic Lumber

Do bench ends come in pairs?
We sell individual bench ends because some benches require 2, 3 or 4 bench ends. Or a customer might just need one bench end replaced.

Are there left & right bench ends?
All of our bench ends are universal so you can use them for the left side, the right side or in the middle.

How do you attach boards to bench ends?
We use a #12 x 3" screw - screwed directly into the center line of the bench end. We use plastic lumber which requires a minimum of 32" center spacing for stability. The product comes pre-drilled to make assembly easier.

If you look at our finished benches you can get an idea. Also if you download the footprint pdf drawing from the product page you will get a line drawing of that particular bench.

What is the weight limit on your benches?
Each bench is different but they are all designed to handle a wide variety of people who may use them. For specific weight limits, please ask customer service.

I am looking for something to "plant" permanently in the ground.
Presently we do not have a product that plants permanently into the ground. We do have an anchor kit that will anchor many of our products to cement or other surfaces. It might be possible to anchor it to cement that is submerged under a few inches of mulch or topsoil.

Is assembly required or are the benches pre-assembled?
They come in a kit form with all holes pre-drilled, an assembly package with step-by-step, illustrated instructions and the required stainless steel fasteners. Some assembly is required: a screwdriver will do the trick but a power screwdriver is recommended.

How hard is it to assemble the Polly picnic tables?
Depending on the table, we pre-assemble many components; on the Hexagon tables we assemble the tops and parts of the frames, on the large round sheet plastic tables we assemble the tops and the frame has a few components that simply slide together, all of the straight tables tops are assembled and often seats will be, as well.

All of our tables have fully illustrated step-by-step instruction packages, all holes are pre-drilled or have pilot holes marking part placement. There is a legend to confirm you have all your fasteners before you start. Polly tables were designed with the customer in mind.

Tables

What size is the umbrella hole?
2” The Umbrella hole will be in all Hex and plastic sheet tables unless the customer specifies they do not want one when they order.

Miscellaneous products

Is there a bottom to your trash receptacles?
Some of the trash receptacles do not have bottoms. They come with a liner inside to place the trash bag into. Others are pre-assembled and have a bottom in place with the addition of a plastic liner bin for placing the trash bag into.

Does the lid attach securely to the trash receptacles?
The lid does not come attached to most of our trash receptacles. The lid fits inside the receptacle to hold it in place and is not secured for easy access when replacing trash bags. It is possible, on some products, to secure it with a screw or strap.

How do we become a distributor?
You can contact customer service toll free 1.877.609.2243 or Email customerservice@pollyproducts.com. You will be sent a pre-qualifying distributor package. After completing forms in the package, simply return to Polly Products and pricing and product information will be provided.

If there are any questions our trained customer service staff has or will find the answer for you. Call toll free 1- 887-609-2243 extension 221. Or email customerservice@pollyproducts.com

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