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New ‘Hero’ furniture range offers style, function and sustainability for all seasons

New ‘Hero’ furniture range offers style, function and sustainability for all seasons

Plaswood has launched a range of picnic tables called ‘Hero’ that twin style with sustainability to help transform external spaces with elegant but durable statement furniture.

The new, lighter weight range of Plaswood tables is made from 100% recycled plastic and boasts a unique new design that allows for easier assembly with a semi-fabricated option.

The new range reduces manufacturing offcuts waste by a whopping 90% making the furniture even more sustainable whilst providing landscape professionals, local authority specifiers, garden centres, builder’s merchant buyers and outdoor hospitality managers with a product that is re-made with the environment in mind. Hence the name ‘Hero’ range.

The new range also taps into the rising trend across the UK and mainland Europe for more outdoor entertainment and communal public spaces. The Hero tables maximise flexibility, coming in elegant rectangular or curvaceous circular forms, including playful touches such as activity table tops for children. The series has a clean design ethos and stylish finishing.

As Katherine Lorek-Wallace, Plaswood General Manager explains: “A key objective of the Hero range was to increase the products’ environmental credentials, by minimising waste and reducing product weight – for a user-friendly assembly process, and we succeeded.  Our innovative approach allowed us to develop a new range of picnic tables that offer a 15% weight saving on a standard A frame table and 40% on the round table design. This makes the process more efficient from the manufacturing point of view and gives a welcoming quality to customers looking to enhance their outdoors spaces with a maintenance free, stylish furniture piece holding strong environmental credentials.”

The family of furniture includes: an adult and junior size picnic table, activity top tables, a round family size picnic table and a wheelchair access table.

Plaswood has proved its pioneering flair with this latest range. All items come fully or semi-assembled and can be fabricated in three easy steps. The round picnic table, for example, is now available part assembled, reducing the amount of space required for transportation from four to one pallet space. The wheelchair access table is also available semi-assembled at a competitive price.

Plaswood is part of the RPC bpi group and is one of Europe’s leading plastics recyclers focusing on sustainability, innovation, the highest ethical standards and dedication to its customer’s need.

Plaswood’s second life products support and develop the circular economy whilst promoting plastic recycling. Manufactured in Dumfries by RPC bpi recycled products, Plaswood demonstrates the value of recycled plastic products, their versatility, aesthetic potential and functionality.

Products made from Plaswood require no annual maintenance, painting or chemical treatment prior to installation or during its long-life time, and does not leach chemicals, rot or splinter. Plaswood offers a sustainable, cost- effective and innovative alternative to traditional wooden, steel or concrete products.

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