Most of us have fallen victim to the plastic and resin furniture that is just so inexpensive that you can’t resist bringing them home from discount and home improvement stores. They seem like such a great solution for all our entertainment needs, especially if we only occasionally entertain outdoors.
But shortly after we get them home, we regret our choice. They feel flimsy to sit in and within a year, start to crack and discolor as the elements do their best to destroy what little beauty we saw in them.
Small wonder why people initially shy away when they hear the words resin patio furniture. But the new generations of furniture using resins have much more in common with traditional wood furniture than they do to those rickety plastic chairs and tables of old.
Today’s resin patio furniture is made out of recycled plastics. That’s right, not only are these products beautiful, but they are eco-friendly too.
Some manufacturers actually use high-density polyethylene, which comes from post-consumer bottle waste. In other words, the company uses old milk and detergent bottles to make the furniture. After being decontaminated and purified, the plastic waste is formed into board stock and some resin furniture contains as much as 90% recycled plastic by weight.