Innovations in the field of sustainable materials, including biobased substances and composites made from residual waste, provide a wealth of opportunities to make the Streetlife Collection more sustainable. After many years of research and development, we have now introduced our TWIN concept, a series of materials that form a fully-fledged alternative to hardwood. By adding this new identity to our product families, TWIN offers landscape designers and architects more freedom of choice.
Three of our TWIN materials can be labelled as plastic recyclates: Lava Grey, All Black and Cloudy Grey. For some time now, Streetlife has been using a variety of recycled materials as a fully-fledged alternative to hardwood beams or ‘virgin’ plastic. Waste Grey, a partially recycled material, is used in the rotational moulding of our Synthetic Cones. It is made from 55% recycled household plastic waste and 45% ‘virgin’ material and foam. This is the minimum proportion of new material required to guarantee the strength and watertightness of a cone.
Recycling contributes to stemming the growth of the waste mountain and reduces the amount of material incinerated for energy or used as landfill.