Proud To Be Green
In honor of Earth Day and Arbor Day, we would like to recognize the importance of “being green”, and share with you why Rainbow Play Systems is proud to be green!
When you purchase Rainbow Play outdoor swing sets, you are making an environmentally responsible choice. We are proud to use America’s greatest renewable resource and continue the cycle of life.
Here are 3 ways Rainbow is green:
- Discarded wood material is used in production at Rainbow, or recycled.
- For every tree harvested, five new trees are planted in its place.
- Our wood material suppliers must adhere to one of two major forest initiatives.
The two major forest initiatives are:
- The Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI) which calls for third-party inspections of forestlands for sustainability and habitat use.
- Mill certification which identifies timber that has been approved to be harvested under an agreement reached in cooperation with scientists, environmental groups and foresters so as not to harm watersheds or wildlife habitats, erode the soil or over harvest an area.
At Rainbow’s factory, which is the largest playground factory in the world, we do not discard any scraps carelessly. All “waste” or discarded wood material is used in production at Rainbow, or is recycled in some manner. While, the larger pieces are milled and reused, the smaller pieces are sent through the chipper to make landscape mulch. The sawdust that is produced during production is shipped into Minnesota where it is used for poultry bedding. Once the bedding has been discarded it returns back into the soil when it is used as fertilizer.
* Did you know that Redwood absorbs and traps carbon dioxide keeping it out of our atmosphere for the lifetime of the product?!
Go Green with Rainbow Play!