The iconic Piece Hall in Halifax recently commissioned 40, brightly coloured, picnic tables as part of their post-covid reopening plans. The tables are made from UK recycled plastic which has been diverted from landfill and supplied by Hebden Bridge based firm, British Recycled Plastic.
Nicola Chance-Thompson DL, Chief Executive of The Piece Hall Trust said: “We are pleased to be working with British Recycled Plastic on this project and to showcase some of the practical products that can be made from recycled plastic. The Piece Hall is so much more than just a building. Part of our role is to contribute to the growth of the local and regional economy as well as helping improve people’s lives and livelihoods. We aim to do this in a way that is responsible and protects our natural resources.”
British Recycled Plastic’s Managing Director, Jason Elliott said: “We’re delighted to partner with The Piece Hall and many other urban regeneration projects right across the UK. Schemes like these show an alternative, post-department store future for town centres that is based on small businesses, access for everyone and recreational activities.
Our benches and picnic tables need no maintenance other than an occasional wipe-down, as well as being weather resistant, rot, crack, and splinter proof, resistant to vandalism, and guaranteed for 25 years. That makes them perfect for this kind of application and we applaud the Piece Hall’s vision and commitment to sustainability.
At British Recycled Plastic, we see plastic waste as a valuable, sustainable resource, which should be reused as much as possible, something that the team at the Piece Hall understand completely.”
As well as the Piece Hall, British Recycled Plastic have supplied a range of recycled plastic picnic tables, “buddy” benches, planters, raised beds and recycled plastic lumber to a range of organisations and businesses large and small across the Yorkshire and the UK, from large NHS installations to individual benches and raised beds.