Eco-Friendly Benefits of Rubber Mulch

Rubber mulch is the new go-to choice for playgrounds across the United States, and the benefits of this unique material are promoting a greener planet.

Rubber mulch offers a safer environment for kids to play on, since it is shock absorbing and won’t lead to the cuts and scrapes frequently experienced by kids playing on gravel or concrete. You can feel confident that you’ve done everything you can to protect the kiddos on your playground from injury. But rubber mulch can also help keep your kids safe from dangers you can’t even see.

Rubber Playground MulchWood chips need to be replaced much more frequently than rubber mulch because the wood chips start to decay over time. The decaying chips can lead to a buildup of bacteria and mold in the mulch, which not only causes an unsavory smell, but also can be very dangerous to kids.

Rubber mulch won’t break down and start to decay like wood mulch, so you don’t have to worry about mold and bacteria build up. Plus, all you need to clean it is a day of rain and it’ll be as good as new.

We mentioned that wood chips need to be replaced frequently, which means not only will you need to purchase all new material every few years, but you’ll also have to pay to have the old chips removed and the new chips installed. Instead of doing all that, investing in rubber mulch one time will pay for itself in a matter of a few years. Plus, rubber mulch is made from recycled materials, so you’re choosing an eco-friendly alternative to chopping down trees and using their wood.

In fact, north of the border in Ontario, Canada, The Brampton Guardian recently wrote an article about how choosing rubber mulch in one of its local schools made an environmentally friendly statement. Don’t you want your school or community center to be known for being eco-friendly?

For more information on rubber mulch, give Rubber Safe Playgrounds a call at 630-330-6589 or request a free quote online now.