Proud To Be Environmentally Green

Owning a Rainbow Play Systems swing set is an environmentally responsible choice. We are proud to use 100% certified cedar timber in the making of our swing sets. Our certified cedar swing sets are your best choice.  Cedar is a great renewable resource!

When you purchase a Rainbow outdoor swing set, you are making an environmentally responsible choice.

How we stay environmentally clean:

  • For every tree harvested, five new trees are planted in it’s place.
  • We do not discard any scraps carelessly. All “waste” or discarded wood material is used in production or recycled. 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 to Minnesota where it is used for poultry bedding. Once the bedding has been discarded it returns to the soil when it is used as fertilizer.
  • The Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI) calls for third-party inspections of forestlands for sustainability and habitat use. Our lumber material suppliers must adhere to one of two major forest initiatives.
  • All Rainbow Play Systems lumber suppliers are “Certified”. Certification has been established to ensure timber mills produce “Certified Lumber”. This means lumber that has been approved to be harvested under an agreement reached in cooperation with scientists, environmental groups and foresters. This initiative agrees that timber harvesting does not harm watersheds around streams or endanger wildlife, cause soil erosion, and maintains that one area can’t be over-harvested.

Why our cedar swing sets are the very best:

All our harvested cedar trees are conifer trees which are highly decay resistant. This means they can be successfully utilized in outdoor environments for hundreds of years.

·         DURABILITY – Cedar is a highly revered, durable lumber species that is naturally resistant to rot, decay and insects. Studies have proven cedar’s high durability to outdoor applications.

·         BEAUTY – Aesthetically, there really is no substitute for the natural beauty of cedar. Ingrained with decidedly crisp, superbly rich, tonal properties, cedar enhances traditional outdoor home decor and inspires innovative eye pleasing architecture.

·         SUSTAINABILITY – Independent studies prove that when it comes to environmental performance, natural cedar is exceptional to synthetic products in every way. While other building materials generate greenhouse gases, cedar removes greenhouse gases from the atmosphere. And unlike plastic and vinyl, cedar is renewable and biodegradable. Plus, our cedar is sourced from the most sustainably managed forests in the world.

Our lumber mills provide us with a plentiful supply of lumber into perpetuity. We are proud to be “Green”, using the greatest renewable resource. You should be too!

Go Green with Rainbow Play Systems!

 

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You truly have to see it to believe it! Bring your family to one of our nationwide showrooms to experience our dedication to quality in person. Climbing, sliding, and swinging is encouraged!