As project managers in the industrial construction market, you understand the importance of protecting the environment while also ensuring the success of your projects. At the intersection of these concerns lies the issue of ground protection, accessibility & safety. Traditional methods of protecting the ground during construction, such as using timber or steel mats, can damage the environment and be expensive to transport and maintain and/or being slippery, too have to handle quickly. Fortunately, there is a better way. In this blog post, we will introduce you to our recycled plastic ground protection mats and explain how they can address your unique concerns and desires while also protecting the environment.
At GreenQuip, we believe that recycling is key to protecting the environment and conserving natural resources. Our ground protection mats are made from recycled plastic and offer a range of features and benefits that make them a superior choice for industrial construction projects.
Durability: Our ground protection mats are designed to withstand heavy equipment and yet foot traffic grip, ensuring that your project can proceed without interruption. Made from high or Low-density polyethylene (HDPE & LDPE), they are more durable than traditional timber or steel mats and can last for years without requiring replacement.
Lightweight: Compared to traditional ground protection covers such as metal road plates, our recycled plastic mats are significantly lighter, making them easier and cheaper to transport and install. You can cover more ground with fewer mats, reducing the time and cost associated with your project.
Easy to Install: Our ground protection mats range from 25 to 37 kg and thus easy to install and do not require any special equipment or tools. They can be easily physically handled and placed by your crew, saving you time and money on installation.
Sustainability practices and “Upcycling”
By using our recycled plastic ground protection mats, you are taking a step towards a more sustainable future. Our mats are made from 100% recycled plastic, but more importantly from unwanted plastic that is too “cloudy” and “boring grayish” for the main market, making them often unrecycled and piled to then be incinerated – this is where we come in and found an application for this “unwanted” plastic to be recycled and reused again and again, which helps to conserve natural resources and reduce landfill waste. By reducing the amount of plastic waste in landfills, you are helping to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and protect the environment for future generations.
Our ground protection mats are slip-resistant and designed to provide a stable surface, reducing the risk of slips and falls on the job site. This helps to ensure the safety of your workers and reduces the risk of liability for your company.
Plastic takes a long time to break down. It can take up to 500 years for some types of plastic to decompose in a landfill. Recycling can help prevent plastic from taking up valuable space in landfills and reduce the amount of plastic waste that ends up in our oceans.
Let’s be honest, plastic is not gonna stop being used and a substantial benefit to mankind, so realistically we need to reuse them and find better ways to handle waste, which we are constantly getting better at.
Recycling plastic can save energy. When we recycle plastic, we reduce the amount of energy needed to create new plastic products. For example, recycling one ton of plastic can save the energy equivalent of 685 gallons of gasoline.
Plastic recycling can reduce greenhouse gas emissions. When plastic is incinerated or left to decompose in a landfill, it releases greenhouse gases like methane and carbon dioxide into the atmosphere. By recycling plastic, we can reduce these emissions.
Recycling plastic can conserve natural resources. Plastic is made from non-renewable resources like oil and gas. By recycling plastic, we can reduce our dependence on these resources and help conserve them for future generations.
In addition to the environmental benefits, recycled plastic ground protection mats offer several practical advantages as well. These mats are lightweight and easy to transport, which saves on transportation costs and reduces fuel consumption adhering to GreenQuip group policy of last mile Co2 emission vision. At GreenQuip you can both buy and rent sustainable eco friendly ground protection mats. Try us.