Playground made with 100 percent recycled materials
Frog Lake, a small community located in Alberta,
Canada, now has a safe and sustainable playground for its 1,000
residents to enjoy. The 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. 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
5 year period as it resists floating, blowing away and deteriorating.”
More than 96,000 lbs. of redwood Pinnacle
Rubber Mulch were installed at the new Frog Lake playground.
As a playground safety surface, a 6” layer of Pinnacle Rubber
Mulch will cushion a child’s fall from as high as 16’, providing
up to 50 percent more fall-height protection than wood mulch
using half of the material.
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