Recycled milk jugs
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Loll materials: recycled milk jugs
Recycled high-density polyethylene (HDPE)
All Loll outdoor furniture is made with recycled high-density polyethylene (HDPE), one of the most commonly used plastics in the U.S. Because of its longevity, durability and lack of maintenance, HDPE is used in countless practical applications, such as food containers, outdoor playground equipment, cutting boards, bathroom partitions, and boat cabinetry. Loll’s recycled material is sourced primarily from single-use milk jug containers. In fact, since 2005, we have recycled more than 46 million milk jugs into modern outdoor furniture.
Post-consumer and post-industrial content
Post-consumer content is is a material that has been used by consumers and diverted or recovered from waste destined for a landfill. Post-industrial content (also called pre-consumer content) is scrap that has been diverted or recovered during the manufacturing process. Colored material, which makes up the majority of our products, is post-consumer recycled HDPE sourced mainly from single-use milk jugs. The black material in our products is post-industrial recycled HDPE. An estimated eight recycled milk jugs are used in every pound of weight in a Loll chair.
Recycled – and recyclable
In making our modern outdoor furniture, we generate waste, too. But, more than 95 percent of the waste from Loll’s manufacturing process is sent to a local recycling plant where it is recycled again. From the HDPE plastic to the brass inserts and stainless steel fasteners, Loll furniture is also recyclable.
Loll’s material is nonporous and will not collect dirt internally. All Loll HDPE material is colored with pigments that are added during the process of extruding the sheet. Colors are not a surface application but are consistent all the way through the material. All material has a UV package added with the pigment to reduce the effects of the sun and help to deter fading. White, black and darker colors resist fading more than lighter colors.