12 Jan '18, 5pm
Recycled Plastic Lumber Products Make Parks Even Greener @BrightIdeaShops
The first thing Alan Robbins does when he tours a park or job site is look around and ask, “Where’s the recycled content here?” “Many times I’m disappointed because there isn’t any,” he says. As president of Bright Idea Shops , a sustainable site furnishings company in Akron, Ohio, he’s set out to change that. Robbins’ six-person shop may be small, but its impact is large, as the company creates inviting outdoor spaces that are people-friendly and good for the environment, too. Founded in 2009, Bright Idea Shops designs, manufactures, and sells high-quality recycled plastic lumber products. Those colorful Adirondack chairs you love so much? Bright Idea Shops resells them as part of its POLYWOOD collection. The six-sided picnic table you easily step into? That’s this outfit, too. The latter is the company’s best seller, so popular in fact that you’ll find more than 150 of t...