The benefits of using recycled plastic
We make our products from 100% recycled plastic, the planks are produced from waste plastic that would have been destined for landfill.
Using recycled materials in the manufacturing process used 75% less energy than required for producing new products from scratch (1). Each tonne of recycled plastic used saves 1.66 tonnes of CO2 (2).
Our products are crack, chip and splinter proof, less flammable than timber, insect and animal resistant, easy to clean and graffiti proof. Timber expands when it gets wet and shrinks when it dries which loosens fixings - recycled plastic doesn't absorb liquid as timber does.
Recycled plastic does not need retreating or painting and has a longer life than timber (tens of years to decades). Every part of our products apart from the fixings can be recycled again, all fixings can be recycled at local waste sites.
(1) Source:Recycle Now
(2) Source: Reformed Plastics
RF Works: working for everyone
We work with people with disabilities and/or disadvantages to realise their potential. Through our social businesses, RF Works provides work experience, training, skills development and employment in a supportive setting.
Success for us in measured by the positive impact on the lives of those we support.
Realise Futures: taking care of people as well as business.