27th July, 2020

Playgrounds Made from Plastic Milk Jugs

Playground equipment and playground site amenities have been a long time source of joy for many children to play on year-round. When it comes to creating this safe space for kids to enjoy, materials matter that’s why you can create playgrounds made from plastic milk jugs. This is why HDPE recycled plastic lumber is a better alternative building solution for playground equipment and site amenities. 

Wood and metal have been the long time choice of building materials for playground structures. However, with both having many disadvantages when it comes to long-term durability, plastic lumber is there to save the day! Wood splinters easily and needs constant repairs and replacement. Metal can corrode or rust and is not suitable for extreme environments. 

Plastic lumber solves all of these issues and more! Our plastic lumber boards are manufactured using recycled content like milk jugs. We grind this recycled content down and use it to create our plastic lumber boards. Our boards are durable, easy to clean, and do not corrode, rot, or splinter making our products extremely kid-friendly. Plastic lumber also does not need to be painted or stained and does not absorb moisture, making our boards the low-maintenance and cost-effective solution.

Plastic lumber can be used for any type of playground system whether it’s a fitness playground or a nature playground! Contact us today and let us help you create a safer, creative playground system that kids will be able to enjoy for years to come. 

At the same time, you still want to make sure that children are not put in serious danger. Pay attention to the equipment’s shape and finish. Create smoothness, avoid sharp edges or protruding points, and check that the equipment’s stability is prioritized. Plastic lumber planks may be a good option for building material, since you can avoid the degradation of normal wood that might lead to splintering and increased fragility. If you are thinking about using plastic lumber for your playground design, Tangent Materials is the perfect place to look. We specialize in providing durable plastic lumber in custom shapes and colors for whatever your application needs may be.