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.
Inevitably leftover materials are generated in the process of manufacturing stilts, handstand blocks, costumes, and other creative products, but NOT all these leftover materials are waste.
As a matter of fact, most of the materials are perfectly good and could easily become other things, so Kricket started a Zero Waste Product Line to use the materials.
PegStilts.com Zero Waste Products have been created to decrease the amount of wasted but otherwise good resources generated at PegStilts.com, and/or that were found in the environment as litter and marine debris polluting ecosystems.
This Zero Waste Product Line decreases costs here, and lessens PegStilts.com's impact on the planet elsewhere, it also improves the local environment, particularly the coastal beaches.
Protecting the planet and using everything to the fullest extent possible is something that PegStilts.com takes great pride in incorporating into products and artistic creations.
Help PegStilts.com save the planet by buying sustainable handmade products, by using what you purchase as much as possible, and by limiting your footprint on the planet.
REFUSE REDUCE REUSE RECYCLE
Thank you for supporting PegStilts.com Zero Waste Product Line.
Together, WE can make a difference for tomorrow.
These are just a few things that demonstrate PegStilts.com's commitment to the environment and eco-friendly product manufacturing, disposal, and business planning.