Schools purchasing outside play equipment for children are concerned about buying environmentally conscious products, so they’re looking for things made from recycled materials. One of the smartest choices both from an environmental viewpoint and a financial one is Playbond, a playground surfacing product made by shredding and reforming discarded rubber.
Old auto tyres get a second life when they’re used to make Playbond. The shredded pieces are melted together to form a tough, rubbery surface capable of enduring any amount of rough play. This can be placed on outdoor playground surfaces to form a durable, shock absorbent layer. If car tyres are tough enough to endure road friction, they can certainly take the pounding of young feet.
Playbond completely covers the soil underneath, so there’s no dirt or mud to be tracked into the school. It is a great safety surfacing, as there is nothing hard or abrasive to cause injury should a child fall. Providing for safety is an essential part of modern playground design, and Playbond is one way to do it.
The durability of Playbond ensures that it won’t have to be replaced for a long time, so it is a great investment for the future. Once it’s down, the benefits for students and for the playground itself will continue for many years.