The hot new catch word that has taken the environmental arena by storm. There are many new products out in the market today that has proven themselves worthy of being deemed a "sustainable product"
One such product that has been around a while but has recently taken a front row seat in designers and landscape contractors designs is......
"Recycled Rubber Mulch"
Environmentally friendly, recycled tire rubber mulch for playgrounds and landscaping applications have proven to be a great choice for lasting beauty and durability. One brand of rubber mulch "Polystar" Rubbermulch is a certified resilient safety system it provides a safe and attractive environment for children's playgrounds and a realistic and eco-friendly alternative to wood landscaping mulch. The soft, spongy, cushioned surface is fabricated from non-toxic recycled tire buffings with sherd or nugget option. The material is pigmented in a variety of bright or natural colors and guaranteed with a 5-year color warranty.
Five times heavier than wood chip, Rubbermulch is less likely to blow away in the wind or float away in heavy rain, and also does not produce fungus or mold.
Features include the following: LEED Rated, Non-Toxic, 5-year Color Warranty, 100% Recycled Content, ADA Compliant/MeetsASTM 1292.
With all this going for it, anyone who is considering using a mulch or ground cover such as wood bark for landscaping or playground applications should seriously consider Non-Toxic Rubbermulch for their next project.
* Note: Information derived from product information sheet provided by USSA ( United Sports Surfacing of America ) www.sustainablesurfacing.com.