PegStilts.com commitment to the environment:
PegStilts.com does not believe this method of manufacturing is a sustainable way to move into the future, so PegStilts.com builds our stilts to last, for years and years and we've paid attention to how our manufacturing effects the planet.
PegStilts.com is interested in providing you with very high quality peg stilts so that you don't have to reinvest, or worry about your safety or the safety of your children or students for that matter.
I have used the same set of stilts I built for myself in 2006 and they're still walking tall.
I have even taken a sledgehammer to a set of stilts and tried to break them and was unsuccessful see it here: www.youtube.com/pegstilts
For each material used in manufacturing, and for each source of said materials, PegStilts.com considers the environmental impact, short and long term, and whenever possible sources materials from local manufacturers, retailers, and distributors.
Inevitably in any product life though, the time may come to retire your stilts at some point in the far off future.
The majority of the materials that are used to build our Peg Stilts are either burnable, compostable, recyclable, and/or reusable in some way.
- WOOD: We encourage you to remove all the hardware and straps and use the wood for a bonfire, a project, or to put it in your yard debris pile/container.
- HARDWARE: We encourage you to reuse as many of the screws, nuts, bolts, washers, rubber tips, etc that you can, they should work great for future projects.
- FOAM: We encourage you to reuse the foam for packing material, corner cushioning, pipe insulation, etc. DO NOT BURN the foam, doing so would release toxic chemicals into the air.
- STRAPS: We encourage you to reuse the webbing/velcro straps for other projects, bundling gear, etc. DO NOT BURN the webbing/velcro straps, doing so would release toxic chemicals into the air.
These are just a few things that demonstrate PegStilts.com's commitment to the environment and eco-friendly product manufacturing, disposal, and business planning.