03 October 2017
All claims on performance and environmental benefits have now been verified
Re-Match has just received the globally recognized ETV Certification that verifies all the company’s claims in regards to recycling rate and purity of the new raw materials as well as energy consumption in the process. The certification comes just a few months after FIFA praised and embraced the Re-Match recycling solution in a report on environmental impact from artificial turf.
– Two major milestones for our company. The FIFA recognition was a significant seal of approval, and now we can finally support our own words and tests with a thorough and recognized certification, says CEO of Re-Match, Dennis Andersen.
The Environmental Technology Verification (ETV) is a program under the EU. The objective is to help innovative companies with independent assessment and validation on the performance and environmental benefits of their new and cutting edge environmental technologies. Typically, such new technologies fall outside the established certifications and standards.
The process of obtaining the ETV certification has lasted more than 6 months. But it has been worth waiting for, Dennis Andersen emphasizes.
– From the very beginning, we have focused on trustworthy documentation through our own test procedures and independent tests carried out by the Danish Technological Institute. But as a first mover on recycling artificial turfs we do not fit into any existing standards or approvals. Now we can present the worldwide recognized ETV verification as an official proof that the Re-Match technology is eco-efficient and contributes to growth within green economy. The ETV verification confirms that we in fact do what we claim; turn waste into clean separated end products, says Dennis Andersen.
The Re-Match plant separates and cleans the worn-out turf in a patented process, why more than 99% of the worn-out turf turns into high quality rubber, plastic and sand. Raw materials that can be upcycled or reused for the production of new artificial turf or in other industries.
– The timing is perfect as we can actively use the new ETV verification in the process of establishing plants in other countries to get closer to large concentrations of worn-out turfs. We are already well advanced with specific plans in North America, and I believe in ETV as a remedy to open doors faster, Dennis Andersen explains.
Re-Match has obtained the recognized ETV Certification