OUR CONTRIBUTION TO A HEALTHY WORLD
RainTube, is an environmentally friendly product made from 100% post-consumer high-density polyethylene (HDPE) and can be recycled indefinitely. Our goal when we began manufacturing the RainTube was to offer our customers a durable product that protects their homes.
Learn more about RainTube's committment and contribution to a sustainable future
Recycled materials means less impact on landfills
RainTube is made from 100% post-consumer high-density polyethylene (HDPE). Instead of using petroleum to manufacture the RainTube we use recycled materials, which may have ended up in a landfill. Recycled milk jugs, detergent bottles or any plastic bottle with a code #2 on the bottle might find its way into the RainTube. Since it takes over 400 years for a milk jug or a water bottle to degrade recycling plastic is important to us all.
RainTube will last for over 100 years, but can be recycled again and again contributing to environmental efficiency.
Durable homes are environmentally friendly
By providing free-flowing downspouts, we help protect our customer's properties against mold, dry rot and water damage at a home's most vulnerable spot-the gutters. Their homes will last longer by preserving original building materials including roofing, siding and foundations. Longer lasting structures use less resources, save energy and take less landfill room.
Fewer plastics in our landfills
By recycling plastic milk jugs for use in our product, we are making an impact on what goes to our landfills. Recycling plastic also conserves energy and natural resources, creates new businesses and jobs and reduces litter. Here are some compelling facts about recycling plastic materials:
- 17 one-gallon milk jugs are reused to make one 13' length of RainTube.
- 227 one-gallon milk jugs are reused to protect the gutters of an average home with RainTube.
- The energy saved by recycling one plastic bottle will power a computer for 25 minutes.
- Americans toss out 14.4 million tons of plastic every year according to the Plastics Museum.
- Americans go through 2.5 million plastic bottles every hour.
Other products created from recycled plastics:
- 14 20-ounce green soda bottles = one extra-large T-shirt
- 85 20 ounce soda bottles = filling for one sleeping bag
- 96 one-gallon milk jugs = one 6 foot long piece of 2/4 plastic lumber
- 1,200 plastic bottles = one 200 pound railroad tie
- 68,000 milk jugs (reinforced with fiberglass) = one 30 foot long bridge in New Baltimore, NY
In some areas water conservation is not only crucial, it’s required. Consider this: a 2000sft roof can provide over 1,125 gallons of water from a 1 inch rainfall which can then be used to flush toilets, water gardens and provide up to 60% of your homes annual water needs if properly collected. Whether water is scarce or plentiful RainTube should be the leading upstream element in any good rainwater collection system. Its porous, debris-rejecting design ensures that ALL the available water gets collected. Keeping debris out of the gutters reduces the load on filter elements and allows the water to flow unencumbered to the storage container. Collecting and pre-filtering the water is a good start…but the benefits of RainTube do not stop there. RainTube has a long life and is made from 100% post-consumer recycled products and of course, these “green” standards help keep its cost low. RainTube is a valuable, essential component of your water collection and catchment system.
Why we think sustainable living is important
RainTube believes sustainability isn't just a nice thing to do - it's the smart and right thing to do. In specific industries such as building and remodeling, using sustainable or green products to build with offers significant benefits.
Green building can save money on utility bills, decrease maintenance costs, and help protect the value of real estate. It also impacts everyone in the supply chain: from the workers in the manufacturing plant who make the products to the contractors installing them.
Using sustainable and green products like the RainTube to build homes also helps minimize waste, preserve natural resources, and protect forests, wildlife, and air and water quality.
In today's competitive market, going green is an essential business strategy. As consumers are demanding it, forward-thinking businesses are responding. Bill Gates, Steve Case (founder of America Online) and Vinod Khosla (founder of Sun Microsystems) are just a few of the chief executives investing hundreds of millions of dollars in green technology.
We believe that by using recycled plastics for a durable and sustainable product like the RainTube, we're committed to the environment in a practical way. We offer a simple solution that assists homeowners in a big way that positively impacts the environment by using renewable resources. Little steps do have a big impact on a sustainable future.
How we are working towards a sustainable future