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What happens with artificial turf at end-of-life?

A #ThursdayThought ;

With focus on plastic’s recycling, what happens to all the artificial turf when it goes out of fashion or degrades ?

Will distributors offer a return-to-base recycling service ?

Should we ask before buying ?

We’ve had ethical stone sourcing in the industry in recent years, so time to consider an ethical solution to this industry time bomb ?

Whst does the industry say ?

#JustAskingForTheEnvironment

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  • Lots is reused on farms as a surface for cows to walk on. 

    • PRO

      You’ve got to see the irony in that :)

  • Hate the stuff!   

     

  • PRO

    Must be a bit confusing for the cows:)

    Added to that is the enormous amount of plastic plant pots the industry uses! The black ones aren't easily recyclable.

     

  • PRO

    Similar to the comment by Ben, I know some people who use it at livery stables and the like for the horses to walk in on from the paddocks.

    One of them has a sports pitch cut up into sections, complete with pitch marking lines.

  • PRO

    However it is initially re-used, ultimately it still has to be disposed off, unless the plastic is allowed to degrade into the soil ? 

     

     

  • PRO

    I think we are right to be concerned, but in all honesty it pails into insignificance compared to all the other many many tons of plastic waste we need to deal with right now, especially in the oceans.

    I should imagine, if it cant be repurposed in some way, its the sort of product that will be burnt or end up in land fill, but not in the oceans which is by far the biggest issue.

  • This is such a trivial amount, is it really worth even worrying about?:)............. hardly an "industry time bomb" though every little does help I'd guess.

    • PRO

      From your research, what is a trival amount - can you share any stats ?

       

  • PRO

    Surely all plastic pollution is worth worrying about! The manufacture of artificial turf most probably uses plastic pellets (nurdles) which are a major contributor to ocean pollution. We can't afford to have an 'it doesn't matter' attitude towards any of it, however small.

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