GreenRockCraft

At RockCraft we strive to create the best “green” playground climbing boulders and to continually reduce our carbon foot print. Using locally sourced natural products that are exceptionally durable allows us to create a unique climbing experience, which requires little to no maintenance. Each boulder comes with an industry leading 15 year warranty.


Here's how we do it:

  1. We reduce our material use:

    a. Our boulders are hand troweled vs. pulled from a mold.

    i. We only use as much product as we need, creating less consumption.

    ii. Painting is done by hand. There is no over spray, thus creating less waste and air pollutants.

    b. We Recycle water- During the sculpting and curing process we reuse the water multiple times.
     

  2. We produce boulders with exceptional durability with little maintenance requirements.

    a. Boulders do not need to be replaced frequently.

    b. RockCraft boulders have a very long life span. The useful life should be anywhere from 80-100 years.
     

  3. We get our wood frame materials from a certified Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) distributor, who sells approved lumber, which promotes healthy relations with indigenous communities and the preservation of biodiversity.
     

  4. Our paints are low VOC’s.

    a. This means they are very low in Volatile Organic Compound. The clear coat safety sealant is less than 100 grams per liter. (3.33 lbs./gallon)
     

  5. 95% of our production materials are sourced locally in Vancouver / Burnaby, BC.
     

  6. We use natural or minimally processed products

    a. Products that are natural or minimally processed can be green because of low energy use and low risk of chemical releases during manufacture. These can include wood products, agricultural or nonagricultural plant products, and mineral products such as natural stone.
     

  7. Downloadable brochure- This cuts down on our paper usage.
     

  8. When shipping we try to always pair the boulders with other freight going to similar locations. We use LTL freight whenever possible.This reduces the amount of carbon emissions that would be released when shipping a truck without a full load.
     

Finally, there is no single common definition of a “green” product, but the US Department of Commerce’s Sustainable Manufacturing Initiative sums it up as: “The creation of manufactured products that use processes that minimize negative environmental impacts, conserve energy and natural resources, are safe for employees, communities, and consumers, and are economically sound.”* * US Department of Commerce (2011), Sustainable Manufacturing Initiative website.