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Over the last year we’ve donated five park benches, manufactured using recycled plastic paint cans, to five local authority care homes and housing schemes to enable residents to enjoy the great outdoors.
The benches are made entirely using recycled plastic, a percentage of which comes from paint cans collected as part of our Can Back scheme, run via our UK-wide network of 140 plus Crown Decorating Centres. The cans are processed by social enterprise company NIMTECH at our two manufacturing plants in Darwen and Hull, before being turned into a limited number of new benches every year.
The attractive dark grey benches are manufactured using 100 per cent recycled materials, including hundreds of used Crown paint cans. Each bench has been donated to projects where it will make the most difference – whether that’s a social housing development, care home, hospital or school.
The five local authorities and housing associations in Cardiff, Folkstone, Middlesex, Shropshire, and the Vale of Glamorgan selected last year had all undergone large-scale redecoration works. Having worked closely with the contractors on these projects, our specification team felt a bench would be beneficial to the residents of each scheme.
The recycled plastic benches will give residents at the schemes we’ve chosen somewhere to relax, enjoy their outdoor space and socialise together – making it a great way to help improve their wellbeing as well as protecting our environment for future generations to enjoy.
As a manufacturer we’re committed to reducing the amount of waste we produce and by working together with our customers we can limit our impact on the environment.