Steel needs paint to maintain its appearance and prevent rust. Concrete suffers frost damage over time, and I've even seen new concrete bollards repeatedly smashed by vandals. Wooden posts will rot and need preservative treatments. A recycled plastic bollard is maintenance free, vandal resistant, graffiti proof and will never rot. It's lighter and easier to install with less labour than steel or concrete, cheaper to transport, with reduced whole life costs compared to the traditional alternatives. In addition, waste plastic is diverted from expensive landfill that our council taxes pay for. Save a time and money for your clients, be eco-friendly and get a reputation for innovative, long-term cost saving solutions.