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Environmental Attributes

Zeager Bros., Inc. is a family owned and operated business that has always had its roots in renewable products and materials. We offer a variety of landscape and recreation surfaces made from clean, safe and carefully evaluated ingredients. We use recovered materials where we can do so safely and test our products to ensure they are suited for their intended purpose. Please take a moment to find the specific environmental attributes for the products you are interested in.

Playground

  • WoodCarpet – Our engineered wood fiber for playgrounds is all natural and made from renewable materials. From most of our production facilities, we use 100% pre-consumer recovered materials (LEED MR Credit 4 and SITES Credit 5.5). An optional foam base is available that is made from 90% pre-consumer recovered material. WoodCarpet is 100% extracted, processed and manufactured regionally across the continental United States and most of Canada (LEED MR Credit 5 and SITES Credit 5.7). We do not use threatened wood species (SITES Prerequisite 5.1). After its useful life, WoodCarpet can be reused as compost or landscape mulch (SITES Credit 5.3).
  • Bonded WoodCarpet – Our bonded engineered wood fiber is pervious and its major component is WoodCarpet (see WoodCarpet’s environmental attributes).
  • WoodCarpet Mats – Our wear mats for play areas reduce maintenance by eliminating the need to rake WoodCarpet back under swings and slide exits. They are made with approximately 15% pre-consumer recovered materials (LEED MR Credit 4 and SITES Credit 5.5).
  • RecGrass – This product utilizes a foam base made from 90% pre-consumer recovered material (LEED MR Credit 4 and SITES Credit 5.5).
  • RecMat – This product is made from 90% post-consumer recovered materials and utilizes a foam base made from 90% pre-consumer recovered materials (LEED MR Credit 4 and SITES Credit 5.5).

Landscape

  • Natural Mulch – This is our natural mulch and it helps prevent soil erosion, insulates the soil from temperature extremes resulting in less stress to the nearby plants, and it also conserves soil moisture. It is made from 100% pre-consumer recovered plant materials (LEED MR Credit 4 and SITES Credit 5.5).
  • Planting Plant – This is our planting mulch and it offers more plant available nitrogen, helps prevent soil erosion, insulates the soil from temperature extremes resulting in less stress to the nearby plants, it conserves soil moisture and it improves the soil structure. It can be used to increase soil organic matter and is made from 100% pre-consumer recovered plant materials (LEED MR Credit 4 and SITES Credit 5.5).
  • Colored Mulch – This mulch is made from all natural ingredients that are non-toxic to plants and animals. It limits weed growth more effectively and helps to maintain soil moisture. It can help to insulate and improve soil structure although the natural and planting mulches are more effective at this. It is made from 20% pre-consumer and 40% post-consumer recovered materials (LEED MR Credit 4 and SITES Credit 5.5).
  • Bonded WoodCarpet – Our bonded engineered wood fiber is pervious and its major component is WoodCarpet (see WoodCarpet’s environmental attributes).
  • RecGrass – This product reduces or eliminates the need for irrigation. Some clients choose to irrigate to reduce the surface temperature on hot days if the grass will be played on.
  • Erosion Control – We offer all natural mulch blends to fill filter socks for storm water management and erosion control. These blends are made from 100% pre-consumer recovered materials (LEED MR Credit 4 and SITES Credit 5.5).
  • Green Roofs – Our EcoDrain is made from 90% pre-consumer recovered materials (LEED MR Credit 4 and SITES Credit 5.5).

Animal

  • HorseCarpet – Our engineered wood fiber for equine footing is all natural and made from renewable materials. From most of our production facilities, we use 100% pre-consumer recovered materials (LEED MR Credit 4 and SITES Credit 5.5). HorseCarpet is 100% extracted, processed and manufactured regionally across the continental United States and most of Canada (LEED MR Credit 5 and SITES Credit 5.7). We do not use threatened wood species (SITES Prerequisite 5.1). After its useful life, HorseCarpet can be reused as compost or landscape mulch (SITES Credit 5.3).
  • Livestock Bedding – Our product is made from 100% post-consumer recovered materials (LEED MR Credit 4 and SITES Credit 5.5).
  • RecGrass – This product reduces or eliminates the need for irrigation. Some clients choose to irrigate to reduce the surface temperature on hot days.  The coating used in the backing of Recgrass is called Biocell- a product that comes from soybeans instead of using petroleum based products which reduces our dependency on foreign oil.