Eco-friendly recycled plastic chairs arranged in a stadium

Sustainable Spaces

Every year, approximately 300 million tons of plastic waste is generated globally, yet less than 10% of this staggering amount is recycled. This not only poses a pressing environmental challenge but also presents a significant opportunity for innovative repurposing. Recycled plastic is emerging as a preferred material in modern site furnishings, offering a sustainable solution.

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Reliance Foundry bollards installed at Fenway Park

Caring for Outdoor Metal Furnishings

Essential for both design and functionality, metal site furnishings like benches, bollards, bike racks, and garbage bins play a key role in creating organized, accessible, and inviting outdoor spaces. However, they are continuously exposed to a variety of environmental factors such as rain, snow, UV rays, and pollution, which can significantly diminish their longevity and affect their appearance.

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Architectural Lighting Design

Architectural lighting design serves as an art form that elevates aesthetic allure, optimizes functionality, and crafts an inviting atmosphere. This guide ventures deep into the nuanced world of architectural lighting and explores its potential to enhance a space when combined with site furnishings.

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A recycled plastic bench with a dark finish installed in front of some bushes

Recycled Plastic Lumber

As the environmental impact of traditional materials like wood becomes more evident, alternatives like recycled plastic lumber are gaining traction. This article delves into the world of recycled plastic as a material in site furnishings, exploring its benefits, applications, and why it’s becoming a preferred choice for many.

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A stainless steel garbage bin in a park

Waste Management in Parks

Implementing effective waste management programs provides an opportunity to transform public spaces. Beyond waste disposal, these initiatives are proving to be game changers, bringing a variety of benefits across social, economic, and environmental fronts.

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An image of Reliance Foundry’s Cincinnati Trash Can

Municipal Waste Bin Accessibility

Proper garbage management is essential for the health and safety of any community and should be accessible to everyone, including those with disabilities. While the ADA has implemented accessibility guidelines for forward and side reach ranges and has various guidelines around floor space and trash can placement in restrooms, which can be applied to garbage bins in public spaces, it has not established requirements specific to public garbage bin accessibility.

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