Nature of Early Play Green Zone

We turn milk jugs into playgrounds!

We recycle milk jugs and turn them into plastic lumber. Then use it to build the structure of our outdoor early childhood play equipment – decks, posts, & framework. Just like our sister company, Play Mart, Inc., we use recycled mild jugs to make our unique playgrounds for young children.

Watch this video to see how.

Learn more about our Recycled Structural Plastic™ (RSP)!

At Nature of Early Play, we are continually implementing sustainable practices in our product and work environment. We build our playground equipment with Recycled Structural Plastic™ lumber, made in-house from recycled plastic. We invest in our team at Nature of Early Play and periodically contribute our products or resources to impoverished areas of the world. We love educating youngsters about responsible living and recycling through school tours of our manufacturing plant in Kentucky. Our sustainable practices are tangible reflections of our mission.

Internal Recycling:

Much of our manufacturing waste,as well as our office waste is recycled. Scraps and trimmed materials used in manufacturing are reground for extruding plastic lumber or sorted for recycling elsewhere.

Our internal recycling efforts have allowed us to cut our use of plastic in half. This has saved millions of pounds of plastic from going in the landfill. The end result is that roughly 50% of our RSP is from internally recycled material. We source recycled office supplies and environmentally-friendly cleaning products.



Green Building Standards:

Environmentally conscious building standards have become the norm, and Nature of Early Play’s early childhood play products and playground equipment can contribute towards overall points in rating systems such as USGBC’s LEED, CHPS, NGBS and others. Contact your Nature of Early Play Sales Representative for more information.


“Meeting the needs of the present generation without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.”
-Bruntland Commission in Firms of Endearment