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Playtop Products Support the Future of Children's Play


Derby, UK -- (SBWIRE) -- 09/19/2022 -- Sustainability is a key priority for any business today - the more sustainable investments we make, the more protection we provide for our children in the future. There are so many ways to make an impact when it comes to sustainability, including with respect to supply chain choices and partnerships. Playtop is committed to being the surfacing industry's green leader, prioritising the issue of sustainability and providing options for organisations with surfacing needs to make the greenest possible choice.

Intelligent, innovative solutions

Recycled rubber is a simple but effective material when it comes to creating surfaces that are high quality and sustainable too. Playtop processes almost 20,000 tonnes of REACH-compliant end-of-life bus and truck tyres every year. Sports shoes also make an appearance in Playtop surfaces thanks to a well-established partnership with Nike. Ground-up used sports shoes can be used for a wide selection of different surfaces and create an attractive speckled look when combined with Playtop used rubber. This commitment to giving new life to waste material is key to the intelligent and innovative solutions that make Playtop one of the greenest partners around.

Supporting the future of children's play

There is no better way to support the future of children's play than to make the process of installing surfaces more sustainable. Moving towards a zero-waste future takes commitment and focus, not just in terms of process but finding new solutions to current challenges. Playtop surfacing is not just engineered from sustainable sources but is also designed to be incredibly flexible and effective. Products include wet pour rubber surfacing for multi-activity courts, highly porous surfacing options for walkways, fun and decorative porous rubber surfacing for splash parks and interactive rubber surfacing for play parks. There are also lots of opportunities to bring children's play to life with Playtop surfacing. For example, 3D animals and 2D graphics provide many more ways to facilitate climbing and engagement with surfaces while Playtop spheres create options for a new dimension to play.

1977 onwards

Playtop is not a newcomer to sustainability but has been investing in the future of the next generation since the 1970s. The business has been transforming bus and truck tyres from an environmental landfill hazard to a usable and sustainable product for decades. This commitment has enabled a wealth of innovation over the years and the opportunity to revolutionise the surfacing industry with green credentials at the very heart. The business has remained a market leader for over five decades, focusing on building up competitive advantage without sacrificing safety, quality or the commitment to the environment.

Today, Playtop provides a prime example of how green businesses can not only produce exceptional products but also support the future of children's play.

About Playtop
Playtop is a World leading supplier of sustainable, environmentally friendly, innovative and high-quality rubber surfaces for play and recreational spaces. For more than 40 years, Playtop has been transforming truck and bus tyres from an environmental landfill hazard into usable, sustainable and durable surfacing products.

Playtop is committed to being the surfacing industry's green leader. Through the development of new technologies and innovative processes, incorporate recycled rubber into our great variety of surfacing systems, removing these from the waste stream and prolonging their life cycle.

Playtop Licensing process almost 20,000 tonnes of REACH-compliant end-of-life bus and truck tyres. The clean rubber from this process is used as the base layer for Playtop's high-quality playground and recreational systems. Meanwhile, all steel is separated and given new life as reinforcement fibres in industrial concrete flooring or smelted to produce cast iron products such as road manhole covers.

All tyres processed in our plant are 100% recycled and reused.

Playtop reinforces its environmental commitment through our close partnership with Nike. Here, Playtop incorporates used and ground-up sports shoes and incorporates them in our great variety of surfaces – a flooring product that when blended with Playtop EPDM recycled rubber, will give our extremely durable surfaces an attractive and speckled look. We call this unique product, Playtop with Nike Grind.

Through Playtop with Nike Grind, we not only support Nike in their mission to give new life to waste material and to work towards a zero-waste future, but we also are determined to spread global awareness of the importance of recycling and waste reduction to both public administrators and educational entities. We believe that this is best done best by leading by example.

We join our global partner Nike in a vision of a zero-waste future, but in fact, the true environmentalists are all those customers around the world whom every day choose to use Playtop recycled rubber flooring products as their preferred surfacing solution.

Company Quote
Playtop celebrates being different. In a complex and ever-changing world, we strive to be proactive, responsible and conscious-minded in our business. We thrive on the ability to inspire the world around us, just like it inspires us to truly make a difference.

As a global team, we bring safe, sustainable, innovative and durable play and leisure surfaces to every demographic across the world and we strive to always inspire and embrace uniqueness in both products and people.

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