Lately there has been a big push to conserve resources and take care of our beautiful planet. So, you recycle what you can and have a habit of turning off extra lights.
When it comes to outdoor living, you've probably heard a lot about how bad it is for the environment.
Luckily, we've done our homework and found some companies that build efficient products and lead the way in environmental stewardship - so you don't have to give up good outdoor living.
So, grab a frosty beverage, fire up the grill and save the planet while you BBQ!
DCS products are designed to reduce energy consumption and they have a philosophy of avoiding the use of scarce resources in their products
whenever possible. All of their packaging is either reused or recycled, which eliminates waste and reduces the amount of packaging that is dumped
into a landfill. They use identification marks on plastic moldings showing which raw materials they are made of, which assists with recycling.
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Most gas grills are not energy efficient appliances. In gas grills, energy efficiency is determined not by BTUs but the temperature of the heat it produces and the time
it takes to cook the food. TEC grills are the most energy efficient grills manufactured today. They are not only capable of reaching higher temperatures than other
grills while using less fuel, they also cook food faster. How does this protect our environment? When any gas powered grill is in operation, fuel is burned, and as
a result, carbon dioxide and nitrogen are emitted. The only way to reduce these emissions is to reduce fuel consumption. TEC grills are not only energy efficient, they also reduce emissions by up to 50%.
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While gas grills are more environmentally friendly than charcoal, for some, the flavor with charcoal can't be beat. Believe it or not, replacing your metal charcoal
grill with a kamado can be better for the environment. Kamado grills are made with ceramics, which insulate heat more efficiently when compared to metal charcoal
grills. The tight-fitting lid on ceramic grills also seals in moisture, and they use less charcoal than conventional metal grills. Kamado grills have consistent
temperature control by adjusting the top & bottom vents. They can also be easily lit without using lighter fluid, which contains toxic petrochemicals and releases
volatile organic compounds (VOCs).
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Telescope is an industry leader in environmental stewardship. They utilize recycled materials in all stages of manufacturing and recycle virtually all of their waste.
For 30 years, Telescope has been using the waste from their operations to heat their manufacturing facility, located in New York, where it gets quite cold. They also use Marine Grade
Polymer (MGP) to build outdoor furniture, which contains more than 30% recycled resin. Additionally the raw materials, equipment, and manufacturing processes emit
no harmful gases or byproducts into the atmosphere.
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For over 14 years, Eagle One has manufactured 100% of its patio furniture from environmentally friendly High-Density Polyethylene (HDPE). This plastic lumber is
recycled from milk bottles and does not rot, rust, corrode or ever need painting. Eagle One's plastic lumber is also much safer than traditional wood outdoor furniture,
which is often treated with harmful insecticides.
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