Eco-Sustainability

Ecosphere Play Base System – an environmental-friendly system
Ecosphere Play Base Systems consist of 100% non-toxic, lead-free materials and natural sand infill. The Play Base component is the only base system for children’s playgrounds that is 100% closed-loop recyclable with no limit to the number of times that the material can be recycled. Play Base™ is such a clean and pure material, that it even conforms to EU norms for food contact.

 

The Eco-effective Design Concept
Play Base™ uses an eco-effective approach to design that allows manufacturers and customers to celebrate the quality of materials used in a product. The central idea behind this concept is that a product must be created in such a way that it becomes an asset following its initial use, not a liability.

Play Base™ is manufactured as an interlocking panel system with the highest quality expanded polypropylene, well known for its longevity and environmental safety. After decades of use, the panels can be easily removed, cleaned and be ready to begin their next life as a quality, durable material with minimal use of additional energy or waste. Alternatively, as a pure monocomponent material, the panels can be easily recycled and remade into other quality products, eliminating the demand for new fossil fuels.

Most manufactured and in situ materials are hybrids which are mixtures of components that are difficult or impossible to salvage. These materials are simply more expensive to recycle than to dispose of, which means that they inevitably end up being burned or in a landfill. Play Base™ is instead a pure non-toxic product that can be used for closed-loop recycling over and over again.

Imagine a world in which all products are designed according to this concept

  • 100% closed-loop recyclable
  • 100% non toxic
  • 100% lead free
  • 100% pure polypropylene
  • Certified to the DIN and Swiss ESSM environmental standards
  • No landfill costs or environmental consequences
  • Allows for simplified base construction with less damage to the natural environment