Kim Wilde has voiced her support for a nationwide playground regeneration initiative organized by Dunweedin. The company has donated 100 tonnes of chippings to be used to create safe playgrounds for children. The chippings are made from 100 percent recycled tyres, which produce play areas that are both user and eco friendly. In addition, they last ten times longer than other playground bases such as bark chippings.
Wilde also highlighted the financial benefits of the waste-tyre playgrounds, “With the credit crunch leaving people watching the pennies, most families will be looking to avoid luxuries such as expensive days out with their kids. By helping resurrect the nation’s playgrounds Dunweedin is giving families the chance to enjoy time with their children that is safe, environmentally friendly, and doesn’t cost the earth”.
The tyre chippings have been approved by the Royal Society for Prevention of Accidents.