‘Buddy Bench’ is Recycled Plastic Lumber!

- Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Christian Bucks, a second-grader in York, Pa., knew that some kids on the playground didn’t have many friends, so he decided to create a brightly colored “Buddy Bench” where kids can sit when they feel lonely or sad.

Christian first spotted the idea for a buddy bench in a brochure for a school in Germany. He thought it was a good idea and immediately talked to his principal about getting one for their school. The principal, who described Christian as a child who loves making friends and making sure others have friends, was immediately on board.

“We show we care about others when we ask others to play,” Christian said. “I also hope that new friendships will be made because of the buddy bench.”

While he may not know this, Christian’s ‘Buddy Bench’ is actually a bench made from recycled plastic lumber. Fibrex Group’s Envirodesign Deluxe bench is a budget-friendly, sustainable option for your school or park playground. Our site furnishings require no maintenance and will not rot, crack or split. Fibrex Group’s Envirodesign recycled plastic lumber benches & picnic tables are a ‘buddy’ to your wallet and the environment.

Work. Play. Recycle.