01 September 2017
The separated turf fibre is a clean raw material ready for new products
The Re-Match separation process for recycling worn-out artificial turf ensures high quality and clean end-products; the recreated raw materials. In this version of Turf Tips we will have a closer look at the possibilities in reusing the recycled turf fibres in new products, at the sports facility.
When a sports club leaves their old turf to Re-Match, it maybe hard to imagine what becomes of the worn-out turf. The clean turf fibres may be used in a host of products made in other industries. Here are five examples of reusing recycled turf, all of which can be used around synthetic turf pitches and other sports facilities.
Let the younger kids have fun swishing through the environmentally friendly slide tube while the older ones practise their skills on the synthetic turf pitch.
Field fences and shelves
A sturdy field fence keeps the ball in and intruders out. If you add a shelve or board, you can also keep infill or loose turf fibres inside and avoid causing micro plastic pollution. Needless to say: recycled turf may be used to make such shelves and boards.
Street furniture made of recycled turf will be a winner before and after the game. For players, friends and family.
Imagine watching the game or training session sitting on seats made of recycled turf. It really makes sense and is a good story with built-in brand value.
New artificial turf
Last but not least turf fibres from the worn-out turf can become a new and fresh carpet of artificial turf ready for new games and activities. As a perfect recycling solution.
With today’s total of 33,000 synthetic turf pitches around the world, and a huge, exponential growth, there are plenty of reason to talk about recycling. Therefore, there is a need for visionary companies who think recycling of the turf fibres into their businesses. The cleanliness and consistancy of the fibres makes it perfect for a wide range of new sustainable products.
Re-Match is in close cooperation with stadiums and sports facilities in many countries and supplies more and more industries with recycled turf fibres and the other recycled raw materials from artificial turf.
Five examples of re-using recycled turf fibres at the sports facility