Pinnacle Rubber Mulch Selected as Sustainable, Cost-Effective Safety Surfacing for New Playground Made With 100-Percent Recycled Materials
PITTSBURGH, Oct. 25, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — Frog Lake, a small Cree community located in Alberta, Canada, now has a safe and sustainable playground for its 1,000 on-reserve residents to enjoy. This unique playground was built using only 100-percent recycled materials, including Pinnacle Rubber Mulch which was selected for the playground’s safety surfacing. Manufactured by LTR Products, a subsidiary of Pittsburgh-based Liberty Tire Recycling, Pinnacle Rubber Mulch comes from recycled scrap tires, making it an innovative and eco-friendly alternative to wood mulch for landscaping and playgrounds.
“In Canada, year-round harsh weather conditions put wood mulch safety surfaces at risk for deterioration and freezing,” said Brad Pittam, general manager, LTR Products. “With Pinnacle Rubber Mulch, the Frog Lake community will have a playground that is safe throughout the year as our rubber mulch doesn’t absorb water and freeze into a solid block like wet wood mulch can. Finally, not only is it safe and eco-friendly but also cost effective. When you compare the expense of multiple applications of wood mulch with an up-front purchase of rubber mulch, Pinnacle Rubber Mulch actually costs up to 65-percent less over a nominal five-year period as it resists floating, blowing away and deteriorating.”
More than 96,000 pounds of redwood Pinnacle Rubber Mulch were installed at the new Frog Lake playground, creating a safe place for children to play. As a playground safety surface, a six-inch layer of Pinnacle Rubber Mulch will cushion a child’s fall from as high as 16 feet, providing up to 50 percent more fall-height protection than wood mulch using half of the material. Additionally, rubber mulch is non-allergenic, non-toxic and harmless to plants, pets and children. It is also clean, minimizes airborne dust and particles, and does not splinter like wood mulch.
Unlike wood mulch, Pinnacle Rubber Mulch is resistant to wind and water erosion, bug and rodent infestation, and fading caused by sunlight and decomposition. It will not compress like wood mulch and remains bright and plush for at least 12 years with minimal maintenance. As an eco-friendly product, Pinnacle Rubber Mulch not only saves trees from the shredder, but also provides an outlet for the millions of scrap tires collected and processed annually.
For more information on Pinnacle Rubber Mulch, visit www.pinnaclerubbermulch.com.
About LTR Products
As a subsidiary of Liberty Tire Recycling, the premier provider of tire recycling services in North America., LTR Products is a creative outlet for advanced rubber-based products. Each year, LTR Products manufactures the raw materials from millions of discarded tires into innovative products such as Pinnacle Rubber Mulch, an eco-friendly alternative to traditional wood mulch. Along with Liberty Tire Recycling, the company maintains a nationwide network of processing plants and convenient shipping points. LTR Products is headquartered in Pittsburgh, PA. For more information, please visit www.ltrproducts.com.
About Pinnacle Rubber Mulch
Introduced by LTR Products in December 2009, Pinnacle Rubber Mulch is an innovative alternative to traditional wood mulch for landscaping and playground surfacing. Pinnacle Rubber Mulch saves money by remaining bright and plush for at least 12 years with minimal maintenance. It is resistant to wind and water erosion, bug and rodent infestation, fading caused by sunlight, and decomposition. Unlike wood mulch, Pinnacle Rubber Mulch does not compress, thereby providing a thick and luxurious base material for landscape beds. As safety surfacing, a six-inch layer of Pinnacle Rubber Mulch will cushion a child’s fall from as high as 16 feet. For more information about Pinnacle Rubber Mulch, please visit www.pinnaclerubbermulch.com.
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