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Recycled Plastic Lumber: Helping the world’s Rain Forests and slowing Climate Change.

In 2009, DeepStream started offering Recycled Plastic Lumber (RPL) as an alternative to tropical hardwoods. While more and more of our customers have been choosing RPL over the past eight years, in 2017, RPL is being specified more often than real wood.

RPL is a win for the environment and for our customers, as RPL reduces maintenance costs while enhancing their properties and brands through the timeless beauty and environmental statement that DeepStream RPL planters and bins make.

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Like many successful companies, DeepStream was created in a response to a need.  While building a condominium project and reviewing the “universe” of garden planers, we found that what we wanted was not available elsewhere.  Wood planters were all carpenter-built with wood-on-wood construction, and as I’ve detailed in my planter blog link, http://planterblog.com/blog, and they just don’t last.  The valuable wood harvested from the world’s rapidly diminishing rain forests is wasted, as the planters tear themselves apart and are thrown away in a few years (typically 3-4 years here in Miami).

If your project absolutely must use tropical hardwood, then specify our Mariner planter system as it is engineered with the principles of Sustainable Design to use, or even reuse, hardwood in a design that honors the wood, allowing construction that extends wood life by decades.

Harvesting tropical hardwood destroys important habitats around the world, even if “sustainably harvested,” as hardwood trees take 50 years or more to reach maturity.  Like offsetting our carbon foot print by buying carbon credits, another way to reduce this impact is to replant far more trees than we use, and we do so through Trees for the Future.  To date, using proceeds from the sale of our products, DeepStream has planted more than 333,000 trees in our customers’ honor, reflecting DeepStream’s commitment to the environment we are leaving for future generations.

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New Modern Nautique Recycling Bin or Trash Can

If you want a classically proportioned, simple, rugged, no-frills modern design that will give years of service in extreme environmental conditions, order the Nautique model with its straightforward 24-gallon bin made with recyclable HDPE with double the UV life expectancy of 15 years.

Passivated 304 Stainless Steel frame, feet, and lid mean all parts are easily recyclable.

Nautique: New Recycling Bin or Trash Can shown with bin lid and 24 gallon HDPE bin with superior UV protection

Nautique: New Recycling Bin or Trash Can shown with bin lid and 24 gallon HDPE bin with superior UV protection

Nautique Recycling Bin or Trash Can by DeepStreamDesign.com

Passivated 304 Stainless Steel Frame, Lid and feet combine with a 24 gallon UV resistant HDPE bin

Details of DeepStreams stainless steel Chameleon frame and feet

Details of DeepStream’s stainless steel Chameleon frame and feet

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Modern Trash and Recycling Bins: DeepStream’s new Empire Collection makes the mundane magnificent!

A Designer’s Dream! Like its namesake, our Chameleon trash, recycling, or towel bin can change its decorative skin to blend in or stand out in any environment with an infinite variety of looks.  DeepStream can wrap your graphics shell with any of our stock graphic materials, or use the flexible graphic materials of your choice, or you can do it yourself.

Audubon Double Trash and Recycling Bin with ChopStix snakwood and silver

Audubon Double Trash and Recycling Bin with ChopStix snakwood and silver

Audubon Double Trash and Recycling Bin shown in Puzzel design with mahogany and silver

Audubon Double Trash and Recycling Bin shown in Puzzel design with mahogany and silver

Audubon Double Trash and Recycling Bin shown in CrossSwau design with blond wood and silver

Audubon Double Trash and Recycling Bin shown in CrossSwau design with blond wood and silver

Audubon Double Trash and Recycling Bin shown in Tree design with Ipe and silver

Audubon Double Trash and Recycling Bin shown in Tree design with Ipe and silver

Chameleon Trash or Recycling Bin shown in CrossSway design with blond wood and silver with stainless steel frame and museum lid

Chameleon Trash or Recycling Bin shown in CrossSway design with blond wood and silver with stainless steel frame and museum lid

Chameleon Trash or Recycling Bin shown in ChopStix design with snakewood and silver with stainless steel frame and bin lid

Chameleon Trash or Recycling Bin shown in ChopStix design with snakewood and silver with stainless steel frame and bin lid

Chameleon Trash or Recycling Bin shown in ChopStix design with Mahogany and silver with stainless steel frame and bin lid

Chameleon Trash or Recycling Bin shown in ChopStix design with Mahogany and silver with stainless steel frame and bin lid

Chameleon Trash or Recycling Bin shown in ChopStix design with snakewood and silver with stainless steel frame and stainless steel museum lid

Chameleon Trash or Recycling Bin shown in ChopStix design with snakewood and silver with stainless steel frame and stainless steel museum lid

Chameleon Trash or Recycling Bin shown in Tree design with Ipe and silver with stainless steel frame and bin lid

Chameleon Trash or Recycling Bin shown in Tree design with Ipe and silver with stainless steel frame and bin lid

Chameleon Trash or Recycling Bin shown in CrossSway design with Mahogany and silver with stainless steel frame and bin lid

Chameleon Trash or Recycling Bin shown in CrossSway design with Mahogany and silver with stainless steel frame and bin lid

Chameleon Trash or Recycling Bin shown in CrossSway design with blond wood and silver with stainless steel frame and bin lid

Chameleon Trash or Recycling Bin shown in CrossSway design with blond wood and silver with stainless steel frame and bin lid

Chameleon Trash or Recycling Bin shown in Tree design with Ipe and silver with stainless steel frame and bin lid

Chameleon Trash or Recycling Bin shown in Tree design with Ipe and silver with stainless steel frame and bin lid

Sustainable Design: measure twice cut once

A key component of sustainable design is adaptability. Good design allows for the replacement, or reworking, of components to preserve the value and materials of an earlier design when a situation requires it.  Even if that situation arises early in the life cycle of a design.

Nowhere is that more apparent than when an error has been made on large complex projects where a miscalculation between initial measurements and “as-built” dimension means that components ordered months earlier in a project do not fit when finally installed.

You can see in this example where DeepStream’s modular planter design allowed us to cut down the lengths of planks in the middle section of a multi-section planter to accommodate an unrecorded change in dimensions at very little cost in dollars or materials.

While the wood will take a week or so to fade to the match color the same design feature allows for replacement of parts or further adaptation for the life of the planter.

Multi-section planters that need to be reconfigured to fit a smaller space

Multi-section planters that need to be reconfigured to fit a smaller space

Multi-section planters that has been reconfigured to fit a smaller space

Multi-section planters that has been reconfigured to fit a smaller space

 

Close up of multi-section planters that has been reconfigured to fit a smaller space

Multi-section planters that has been reconfigured to fit a smaller space

To put the principal of Sustainable Design to work for your project go to www.DeepStreamDesign.com

 

Custom Fixtures created using the principles of Sustainable Design

DeepStream Designs created flexible design components that allow it to meet customers unique requirements while using 100% recycled or recyclable and replaceable components.

Here are two very different valet stands that use the same materials and components

Large Valet Stand

Valet Stand

Common components include stainless steel top, recycled plastic lumber, marine anodized aircraft aluminum.

 

Valet Stand

Valet Stand

Valet Stand

Valet Stand

Dark Gray weatherproof and maintenance free recycled plastic lumber is used in the large Valet Stand above and Tropical Hardwood color below.

Valet Stand

Valet Stand

The same components are used to create the Locker Cabinet below

Locker Cabinate

 

 

The movable Towel Shelf with Towel Return Bins with casters below uses Cumaru wood instead of recycled plastic lumber.

Hotel Towel Shelf with Return Bin

Hotel Towel Shelf with Return Bin

Hotel Towel Shelf with Return Bin

Hotel Towel Shelf with Return Bin

Chameleon Modern Trash & Recycling Bin

A Designer’s Dream!  Like its namesake, DeepStream Designs Chameleon trash, recycling, or towel bin can change its decorative skin to blend in or stand out in any environment with an infinite variety of looks.

We can wrap our graphics shell with any of our stock materials or the flexible graphic materials of your choice, or you can do it yourself.  Order the Industrial Chic model with its 24-gallon bin for a classic modern minimalist design for the most rugged or sophisticated locations.

There is a perfect model for hotels, office building, restaurants, loft space, art galleries, commercial businesses, and even outdoors.

Nice Modern Trash and Recycling Bins

Modern Trash and Recycling Bins

Outer frame fabricated from 5/16” welded 304 stainless steel rod and flatbar with leveling feet.

Stainless Steel Trash Bin Frame by DeepStream Design

Stainless Steel Trash Bin Frame by DeepStream Design

Details of DeepStreams stainless steel Chameleon frame and feet

Details of DeepStreams stainless steel Chameleon frame and feet

Lids with 9″ or 12″ diameter openings are thermoformed from a tough proprietary plastic similar to the plastic trays on the back of airplane seats and meets UL-94H fire specifications.

The Shoji Trash Bin has six horizontal stainless steel rings surrounding a graphics shell which encloses a 14-gallon rigid bin liner molded from 100% post-industrial LLDPE. Shown in Mirroflex Celtic Weave in Oil-Rubbed Bronze.

Nice Modern Trash Bin with the stainless steel Shoji frame by DeepStream Design

Nice Modern Trash Bin with the stainless steel Shoji frame by DeepStream Design

The Diminimis Trash Bin has four horizontal stainless steel rings surrounding the graphics shell which also encloses a 14-gallon rigid bin liner molded from 100% post-industrial LLDPE. Shown in 3M Di-NOC Bubinga Wood

Nice Modern Trash Bin by DeepStream Design

Nice Modern Trash Bin by DeepStreamDesign.com

Industrial Chic Trash Bin uses either stainless steel frame or lid but the Graphics Shell is replaced with an industrial tough 3/16” thick 24-gallon bin molded from proprietary granite-look HDPE in 3 colors which doubles as the decorative shell.

To view other material options go to: www.DeepStreamDesign.com

Modern Trash and Recycling Bins constructed using the principals of Sustainable Design

Here are two 3Form natural materials, Seagrass and Harvest with an Ivory backer, that DeepStream Designs made into outdoor recycling bins.

These bins will be going into a parking garage in Houston and are complete with passivated SS 16 Gauge Stainless Steel lids.   At our clients request they have been fitted with Smokers Stations by us at a cost lower than they could buy the Smokers Stations by themselves.

All materials used in the construction are recycled or recyclable and the individual pieces can easily be replaced should they ever be damaged or the client want to change their design!

Dual Stream 3Form Recycling Bin by DeepStream Designs

Dual Stream 3Form Recycling Bin by DeepStream Designs

Outdoor Recycling Bin by DeepStream Designs with passivated stainless steel lid and Smokers Station

Outdoor Recycling Bin by DeepStream Designs with passivated stainless steel lid and Smokers Station

3Form dual stream outdoor recycling bin by DeepStream with passivated stainless steel lid

3Form dual stream outdoor recycling bin by DeepStream with passivated stainless steel lid