Outdoor furniture made of poly is sweeping the nation.
What is poly made of?
Poly is over 90% recycled plastic by weight. This alternative lumber is made from something known as high-density polyethylene. The main component that makes up HDPE is sourced from used plastics such as bottles, milk and soap jugs, and other post-consumer containers. Before any of these materials can be compounded into what we know as poly, it has to be sifted and decontaminated. The process the recycled materials go through removes food residue, adhesives, and even paper remnants.
The great thing about poly is that it is not painted or coated. During manufacturing, a pigment is mixed into the plastic to make a vibrant color that is easy to maintain.
An effort to a cleaner Earth
Creating furniture out of recycled material has become a popular method of preventing more plastics from reaching landfills and oceans. Plastics degrade at a frighteningly slow rate. We would much rather have long-lasting furniture than long-lasting trash and contaminated waters.
The increase we are seeing of poly furniture could also be a preventative step of over-harvesting forests. While it is healthy for trees to be harvested to prevent storm debris and forest fires, it must be regulated so that the ecosystem can still thrive. Using alternative materials instead of wood is a great step in that direction. HDPE can also continue to be recycled for continued use.
We’re proud to sell recycled furniture
Our poly is made by the expert craftsmen of the Holmes County region of Ohio. The effort of our builders shows in the quality of the product. They seek to provide furniture that reflects the hardworking, honest, and value-added nature that their culture represents. We offer their poly furniture because we believe it is truly a product that will fit our customers’ needs.