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Gilwell Park, Picnic Bench

Leading the Charge

Advancing Sustainability with Recycled Plastic Benches at Gilwell Park Campsite

At the heart of our flagship campsite, Gilwell Park, we are propelling forward on the path to a circular economy, showcasing our unwavering commitment to sustainability. Excitingly, we are delighted to announce the installation of 1.5 tonnes of recycled plastic picnic benches just in time for our marquee event, Cuboree 2023. This marks a pivotal moment in our journey to reduce waste and champion environmental responsibility.

Embracing the Circular Economy Vision 

The circular economy is a revolutionary concept aimed at minimizing waste and resource consumption while maximizing product longevity and reuse. At Gilwell Park, we are wholeheartedly embracing this vision, and the addition of recycled plastic picnic benches stands as a beacon of our dedication to this transformative approach.

Why Recycled Plastic?

Plastic pollution is a global crisis, and as conscientious stewards of the environment, we recognize the urgency of addressing this issue. Traditional picnic benches made from virgin plastics or wood contribute to deforestation and the depletion of natural resources. By choosing recycled plastic, we are confronting this problem head-on with a multitude of benefits:

  1. Reduced Environmental Impact: Utilizing recycled plastic diverts waste from landfills and diminishes the demand for new plastic production, ultimately conserving precious resources and energy.

  2. Durability: Recycled plastic boasts remarkable durability and weather resistance, ensuring our picnic benches will withstand the test of time with minimal maintenance.

  3. Eco-Friendly Aesthetics: Crafted to mimic the appearance of wood, our recycled plastic picnic benches allow us to maintain a beautiful, natural aesthetic while staying eco-conscious.

  4. Low Maintenance: In contrast to traditional wooden benches, recycled plastic benches won't rot, splinter, or demand repainting, saving both time and resources.

  5. Community Engagement: Serving as a visible reminder of our commitment to sustainability, these benches inspire our campsite visitors to reflect on their own environmental impact.

A Positive Impact: The installation of 1.5 tonnes of recycled plastic picnic benches at Gilwell Park signifies a substantial leap forward in our sustainability journey. Beyond embodying our dedication to waste reduction, these benches offer tangible benefits to our visitors and the environment:

  1. Enhanced Visitor Experience - Our campsite visitors can now revel in comfortable and sustainable seating options amidst the natural beauty of Gilwell Park.

  2. Educational Opportunities - These benches provide a platform for education and discussion about recycling, the circular economy, and the significance of eco-friendly choices.

  3. Environmental Stewardship - Actively contributing to the reduction of plastic waste and the conservation of natural resources, we are setting a positive example for our community and beyond.

At Gilwell Park, we are not merely paying lip service to sustainability; we are actively advancing the cause. The installation of 1.5 tonnes of recycled plastic picnic benches signifies a significant stride towards completing the circular economy, reducing plastic waste, and exemplifying our dedication to a greener future. We extend an invitation to visit Gilwell Park, experience the benefits of these eco-friendly benches first hand, and join us in our mission to create a more sustainable world for generations to come. Together, let's close the loop and make a lasting positive impact on the environment.