Our family learned about the indestructibility of rotomolded parts this summer. In late June, a massive tree, probably 80 years old, crashed down in our driveway, damaging our garage roof and part of our neighbors' house. Luckily, nobody got hurt.
The tree nailed our Toter recycling cart, crumpling it down to about two-thirds of its original size. The next day, city workers removed the tree and set the cart in the sun. Amazingly, about an hour later, the cart sprang back nearly to its original shape! The “shape memory” of plastics worked its magic in our front yard.
The tree cracked the black, injection molded lid. But the rotomolded plastic body of the cart is fine — after withstanding a blow that would have crushed our metal van.