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Recycled Plastic Lumber: Helping the world’s Rain Forests and slowing Climate Change.

RPL is a win for the environment and for our customers. RPL reduces maintenance costs enhancing properties and brands with timeless beauty while eliminating needless destruction of tropical rainforests.

In 2009, DeepStream started offering recycled plastic lumber (RPL) as an alternative to tropical hardwoods. More and more of our customers have been choosing RPL for planters and weatherproof fixtures over the past several years. In 2017, RPL was specified more often than natural wood.

chart showing the use of recycled plastic lumber replacing natural wood
The use of recycled plastic lumber has overtaken tropical hardwood

Recycled plastic lumber is a win for the environment and for our customers.

Weatherproof RPL reduces maintenance costs while enhancing your properties and brands, exhibiting timeless beauty and making an environmental statement.

We strongly encourage you to seriously consider the cost benefits and the long term appearance of RPL over tropical hardwood. The environmental statement made by selecting this material for your project is a positive one for your customers.

Eliminate needless rainforest destruction by specifying DeepStream RPL planters and fixtures. The RPL DeepStream uses is backed by a 50-year limited warranty by its manufacturer.

Recycled Plastic Lumber weatherproof POS cabinet and modern combination recycling and trash receptacle
Weatherproof Fixtures created with recycled plastic lumber and marine aluminum, no paint or powder coating to fail.

DeepStream was created in a response to a need. While building a condominium project, I reviewed the “universe” of garden planters and receptacles. I wanted planters, receptacles, and custom fixtures for my project that were just not available.

DeepStream modern combination recycling receptacle and trash bin with 3form Varia Thatch resin panels at Orlando Intermodal Center
DeepStream modern combination recycling receptacle and trash bin with 3form Varia Thatch resin panels at Orlando Intermodal Center

Wood planters were carpenter-built with wood-on-wood construction. As I’ve detailed in my planter blog link, they just don’t last. Carpenter-built wood planters tear themselves apart in 3-4 years in Miami.

Wasting valuable wood harvested from the world’s rapidly diminishing rainforests also wastes your time, money, and energy. Recycled plastic lumber was not an option at that time.

Recycled Plastic Lumber wood planters add a tranquil green space on a roof deck between apartments blocks
Recycled Plastic Lumber wood planters add a tranquil green space on a roof deck between apartments blocks

If your project absolutely must use tropical hardwood, then specify our Mariner planter system.

Wood expands when it gets wet. DeepStream’s trademark marine-anodized aluminum extrusion contains wood’s expansionary forces. Honor the wood you use by ensuring it lasts for decades.

DeepStream Designs trademark marine anodized aluminum extrusion
DeepStream Designs trademark marine-anodized aluminum leg

Engineered with the principles of Sustainable Design, our products stand the test of time. Our engineered modular system uses, even reuse, hardwood in a design that honors the wood. Deepstream’s trademark aluminum extrusions allow construction that extends wood life by decades. This is true with all of DeepStream’s products.

DeepStream's trademark aluminum conserves wood by making even complex structures liket planter anchored screen wall last decades
DeepStream’s planter-anchored Screen Wall and Enclosure System

Harvesting tropical hardwood destroys important habitats around the world, even if “sustainably harvested,” as hardwood trees take 50 years or more to reach maturity.

Estimates are that up to 50% of “certified” tropical wood imported into the United States has forged documents.

DeepStream modern combination trash and recycling bin available in wood or RPL
Tropical Hardwood Combination Trash and Recycling Bin available in wood and RPL

Offset your projects carbon footprint using recycled plastic lumber and planting far more trees than you use.

We do this for you automatically through Trees for the Future as a matter of principle. Planting trees through Trees for the Future provides families with more than just trees and food. It provides income, empowerment, unity, leadership, education and even saves lives. The program teach people to value themselves and their environment, and they see amazing improvements in their standard of living.

An example of DeepStream Custom Fixtures showing several benches in a hotel gym made with recycled plastic lumber
DeepStream Custom Fixtures, benches in a hotel gym made with recycled plastic lumber

DeepStream plants 50 trees for every planter and 100 trees for every fixture you purchase. Customers receive a certificate to use in your marketing to let your customers know that you care about the environment.

Recycled Plastic Lumber modern combination recycling and trash receptacle
Modern Combination Trash and Recycling Bin crafted with RPL

To date, with proceeds from the sale of our products, DeepStream has planted more than 460,000 trees in our customers’ honor. This reflects our customers’ commitment to the environment that we are all leaving for future generations.

Recycled plastic planters anchor security glass screen wall at LAX USO in LA
Recycled plastic planters anchor security glass screen wall at LAX USO in LA
DeepStream Design recycled plastic lumber wood planters for trees at Long House Reserve Garden
DeepStream Designs RPL wood planters for trees at Long House Reserve Garden

DeepStream creates many custom fixtures that use recycled plastic lumber.

Custom Fixtures, not custom prices, for hotels, restaurants, theme parks, water parks and spas.  DeepStream’s proprietary trademark frame system allows us to create a coordinated collection of durable custom fixtures. This approach provides visual continuity throughout your property, indoor or outside

A suite of outdoor custom fixtures at a tropical waterpark made with weatherproof recycled plastic lumber
A suite of outdoor custom fixtures at a tropical waterpark made with weatherproof RPL

Custom fixtures shown above include a Point-of-sale enclosure with marine-anodized aluminum tambour door and frame. It features an insulated 316 stainless steel top, hinges, drawer slides, and handle.

The modern combination trash and recycling receptacle are also constructed with recycled plastic panels. Easily wiped clean, RPL does not stain and can be pressure cleaned. Perfect for food service outlets. Because DeepStream’s trademark aluminum extrusions are marine-anodized, there is no paint or powder coating to fail. Turning on silent Delrin bushing, bin push flaps are constructed of bare 5086 marine aluminum, making them easily cleaned and refinished.

Waterparks use a lot of towels. One of the RPL cabinets in the center holds fresh towels. The other cabinet houses a roll-in towel return cart.

An example of a hotel pool towel return cart cabinet crafted withRPL
Recycled Plastic Lumber hotel pool towel return cart cabinet for large towel return carts

If you have any questions, or there is anything DeepStream’s dedicated American craftspeople can design and build for you using Recycled Plastic Lumber, please contact Sheila Boyce at (305) 857-0466 to discuss your project.

There is never a fee for design or quotes and Sheila has designed thousands of installations so she is a great free and friendly resource at your disposal.

By DeepStream Designs

DeepStream Designs, Inc.
www.DeepStreamDesign.com

DeepStream Designs’ mission is to provide alternative products with a timeless design that are engineered and constructed so that they will endure for generations, reducing the impact on the earth’s resources, and providing the lowest total cost of ownership over time.

Sustainable Design principles are the basis of our American hand crafted garden planters, bench, recycling and trash bins, custom hotel and restaurant . Lifetime Structural Warranty.